Potential rail union strike could shut down Metro-North this fall
A potential Metro-North Railroad strike is looming over the commute of thousands of Connecticut residents.
The Transportation Workers Union of America said it has voted to authorize a strike as early as the fall.
The union said trains cannot function without inspectors, which means a potential strike could disrupt the commute of many Metro-North Railroad riders.
In a recent tweet, the TWU of America said the vote to approve a strike upon release from mediation was nearly unanimous. The tweet also said, “Make no mistake, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on a strike trajectory at the nation's second largest commuter rail system."
According to Hearst Connecticut Media, the potential strike would be over contract negotiations, specifically, the MTA’s efforts to spread wage increases across a 50-month contract, rather than 48 months.
News 12 Connecticut has reached out to the MTA for comment.