Issue of the Week

Do you think Congress should step in and settle the LIRR labor dispute?

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50.51%
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49.49%
99 vote

On July 20th, unless there is an 11th-hour agreement between the MTA and the labor unions, the railroad workers of the LIRR will go on strike. It is estimated that 300,000 daily riders will have to find other means of transportation to get to work. The governor has suggested that this dispute falls under the Railway Labor Act, which is federal law, but New York's Congressional delegation has refused to get involved. Railroad workers have been working without a contract since 2010. Do you think Congress should step in and settle the LIRR labor dispute?

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Legislature

Do you believe Nassau County's employee wage freeze should be lifted in 2014?

(136 votes)
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62.67%
(81 votes)
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37.33%
217 votes

For the past three years, Nassau County's 7,000-plus employees have had a wage freeze imposed by NIFA (Nassau Interim Finance Authority). The wage freeze was instituted because, in recent years, Nassau County government has had a difficult time balancing its budget. Though Nassau County's sales tax revenue has increased as a result of economic activity due to the cleanup and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, county workers' wages have remained frozen. Do you believe the county executive should lift the wage freeze and honor previously negotiated contracts sometime in 2014?

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