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NY Daily News, September 20, 2013, Friday

NY Daily News

September 20, 2013, Friday

NY Daily News (full article)

MTA and transit workers union to have first contract negotiations in almost a year, with Hurricane Sandy response playing central role

An MTA-TWU contract could set the pattern for talks between City Hall and other municipal unions if accompanied by two conditions: The pact is deemed favorable by organized labor, and Democrat Bill de Blasio, the mayoral candidate unions largely support, wins in November, said Lee Adler, senior associate at Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations School.

“It would at least be the minimum, the floor, from which the conversation would begin between the incoming mayor and city workers,” Adler said.