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MTA: Toughen LIRR contract with unions : New rules loom on sick calls, OT as workers gripe

Aug 06, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

The MTA is looking to make big changes to LIRR union contracts, including doing away with double-time pay for certain overtime assignments, scrutinizing workers who call out sick, and being able to contract out work whenever it wants, according to documents obtained by Newsday.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's demands come amid a deep and growing rift with LIRR union leaders that could have major consequences for Long Island commuters, including a potential shutdown of the n...