The sigh of relief that came from commuters in March at the news that a potential NJ Transit strike has been averted evaporated to a groan this weekend after two rail unions rejected a tentative agreement. What happened and what’s next? Here’s what we know so far. Q: Which rail unions rejected the contract? A: Members… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey, news, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?
NEWARK — NJ Transit officials and members of its rail unions have reached a tentative agreement on their long-simmering contract dispute, averting a strike that threatened to paralyze the region. No immediate details on the settlement were announced, or when union members might vote on the proposed accord, but for now commuters can breathe a sigh… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: News, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey News, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on No rail strike: NJ Transit and unions reach settlement
Monmouth County, Middletown and NY Waterway are working together to mitigate NJ Transit strike impact
Monmouth County, Middletown Township and NY Waterways officials are working together to lessen the possible inconvenience to commuters in the event of a New Jersey Transit strike starting Sunday morning.
“The County is working with NY Waterway and Middletown to take a proactive approach to the situation we may face next week if there is any disruption to how our residents travel to work,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “We understand the inconvenience that a disruption would cause and are actively taking measures to make sure we are doing everything we can to arrange to accommodate an increase in ferry passengers.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belford Ferry Terminal, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Monmouth County News, NJ Transit strike, NY Waterway, NY Waterway President Arthur E. Imperatore | Comments Off on Monmouth County, Middletown and NY Waterway are working together to mitigate NJ Transit strike impact
NEWARK, N.J. — Officials representing New Jersey Transit and rail workers unions have concluded meetings in Washington to try and avert a system-wide rail strike. The two sides met Friday in front of the National Mediation Board to try and settle differences. A union official says the sides are scheduled to meet again on Monday in… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 6th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: National Mediation Board, New Jersey, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on No deal yet between NJ Transit, unions to avoid strike; talks to continue Monday
When NJ Transit and rail union officials sit down Friday with federal mediators in Washington D.C., the two sides will talk about a new offer on the table from the agency that could avert a March 13 strike or lockout. A counter proposal is on the table from NJ Transit, said Dennis Martin, the agency’s interim… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 4th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on NJ Transit says new offer on table to avert rail strike
NJ Transit insiders say there is a 75 to 85 percent likelihood that a coalition of 17 rail unions, which have been working without a contract for five years, will call a “soft strike” over the weekend of March 12. The strike could likely last through the Monday morning commute on March 14, when workers say… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News | Tags: NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | 2 Comments »