No Transit Strike

After five years without a contract and countless weeks of tension leading to a possible NJ Transit strike that would affect over 100,000 commuters, a tentative deal has been reached between the NJ Transit unions and Gov. Chris Christie. No disclosures have been made as to the wage increases, employee contributions to health care, and overall cost of the package, but it has been revealed that there will be no immediate wage hike to commuter fares. Stephen Burkert, general chairman of the United Transportation Union Local 60, opened the announcement stating, “you can all smile now, we have reached an agreement.”  According to Gov. Christie the deal will last through 2019. He told reporters, “There is no immediate fare hike that’s needed to pay for what we’ve done in this contract”. Christie said that he would not seek a fare hike until 2017. The deal is tentative as it must now go before the 4,200 union members for a vote. In the meantime, Monday morning commuters can rest easy as trains will run on schedule.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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