New York MTA, transit union agree to new contract

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NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reached agreement with transit workers on a new contract after six months of sometimes contentious negotiations, averting a possible strike.

Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano said in a statement that the union’s executive board would meet to discuss the contract today and would report details to the union’s 37,000 members as soon as possible thereafter. He predicted the union would ratify the new deal “in overwhelming fashion.”

The New York Daily News reports that MTA CEO Patrick Foye said Wednesday’s tentative agreement “continues the forward momentum of NYC Transit that has led to a surge in subway on-time performance and ridership increases that reflect our customers’ returning confidence in the system.”

Union members had been working without a contract since May 15.

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