Mta And Union Reach Agreement

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transportation Workers` Union have reached a preliminary agreement that deflects the possibility of labor or strike action that could disrupt vacation travel. The terms of the agreement are not yet clear. The impact of the deal on the MTA`s finances, which will face budget deficits of hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years, is also unclear. Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano said in a statement that the framework for the deal was agreed over the weekend before the preliminary agreement was reached today. As part of the agreement, which lasts until January 5, employees receive 90% of their salary from “teleworking,” the union said. Peluso said about 800 TCU members, including office workers and computer scientists, work from home.