Cuomo out of MTA Talks

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signaled Monday that he would stay out of the ongoing contract dispute between the MTA and the unions representing 5,400 LIRR workers, even with a crippling strike looming in less than two weeks.
Long Island Rail Road union officials and state lawmakers have urged Cuomo to intervene and help bring a settlement to the four-year-long contract fight, as he did in May with the Transport Workers UnionLocal 100 representing 34,000 transit workers.  But, taking questions from reporters Monday, Cuomo said Congress was better suited to address the stalemate.

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