July 17, 2017
TCU and it’s seven coalition partners reached a tentative agreement with the Long Island Rail Road, averting a strike scheduled for Sunday.
The agreement achieves more money for all current workers than recommended by Presidential Emergency Boards 244 and 245.
The compromises reached on new hire pension contributions and rate progressions are modest, and far less than what MTA was publicly demanding.
Wage increases total 18.4% in compounded increases over 6-1/2 years.
There will be no retroactive health and welfare payments. This change alone is worth $4,200 more to every member than what was recommended by the Emergency Boards.
I would like to the thank the TCU members on Long Island Railroad for their steadfast support in standing strong for what they deserve,” said TCU President Bob Scardelletti. “The tireless efforts of TCU Vice-Presidents Joel Parker and Arthur Maratea together with each Long Island Local Chairman made this agreement possible and averted a strike.”
Click here for the summary of the agreement.