Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Potential Long Island Rail Road Strike

Jul 9, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the prospect of a strike on the Long Island Rail Road during contract negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and railway unions:

“Avoiding a strike on the Long Island Rail Road should be a priority for all levels of government.  It is my hope that all parties involved will be able reach a fair resolution, and that we can avoid the disruption of a strike that would have a negative impact on commuters.

“If there is a strike, there is no reason to believe that Congress would act to resolve the situation given House Republicans’ continuing dysfunction and obstruction.  I hope both parties return to the table and work together to avoid a strike before the July 20 deadline.”

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