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March 18, 1987 | United Press International
Electricians on the Long Island Rail Road narrowly ratified a new contract with the nation's largest commuter line Tuesday, averting a strike that threatened to stop trains for the second time in two months. The vote by Local 589 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was 172 to 169 in favor of the federally mediated pact. Six ballots were ruled invalid. The union had threatened to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. today.
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March 18, 1987 | United Press International
Electricians on the Long Island Rail Road narrowly ratified a new contract with the nation's largest commuter line Tuesday, averting a strike that threatened to stop trains for the second time in two months. The vote by Local 589 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was 172 to 169 in favor of the federally mediated pact. Six ballots were ruled invalid. The union had threatened to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. today.
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January 18, 1987 | Associated Press
With tempers running short, exhausted union negotiators pushed back a strike deadline Saturday and gave themselves another day to reach agreement with the nation's largest commuter railroad. "I think the people just ran out of steam," Long Island Rail Road President Bruce McIver said, explaining why a deadline of 6 a.m. Saturday had been pushed back 24 hours.
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January 19, 1987 | Associated Press
The nation's busiest commuter railway shut down Sunday when contract negotiations failed between the Long Island Rail Road and 11 unions, idling 6,600 workers. "Operations on the railroad are now shut down," Long Island Rail Road spokesman Jim Burns said shortly after the strike over wages and benefits began at 6:01 a.m. The effects of the strike were minimal Sunday, a light ridership day, and were not expected to be fully felt today, the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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January 19, 1987 | Associated Press
The nation's busiest commuter railway shut down Sunday when contract negotiations failed between the Long Island Rail Road and 11 unions, idling 6,600 workers. "Operations on the railroad are now shut down," Long Island Rail Road spokesman Jim Burns said shortly after the strike over wages and benefits began at 6:01 a.m. The effects of the strike were minimal Sunday, a light ridership day, and were not expected to be fully felt today, the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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January 18, 1987 | Associated Press
With tempers running short, exhausted union negotiators pushed back a strike deadline Saturday and gave themselves another day to reach agreement with the nation's largest commuter railroad. "I think the people just ran out of steam," Long Island Rail Road President Bruce McIver said, explaining why a deadline of 6 a.m. Saturday had been pushed back 24 hours.
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