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Joint Statement from Partnership for New York City and Long Island Association Regarding MTA-LIRR Labor Negotiations

“A work stoppage on the Long Island Rail Road would be devastating to the Long Island and New York City economies, impeding hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and curtailing many businesses from operating normally. The Long Island and New York City economies are inextricably linked and one of the key ways our regions are connected is through the nation’s largest commuter railroad that must continue to operate. Accordingly, we urge the MTA and the LIRR union leadership to negotiate a resolution to their dispute and not harm our regional economy with a strike.”

Kathryn Wylde
President & CEO
Partnership for New York City

Kevin S. Law
President & CEO
Long Island Association