Report: New Jersey Transit workers could go on strike March 12

According to a report by NJ.com, a New Jersey Transit insider says that it is likely that a coalition of 17 rail unions could go

New Jersey Transit workers could go on strike

New Jersey Transit workers could go on strike on March 12. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

EDISON - Travel around New Jersey and surrounding areas may get more difficult this March.

According to a report by NJ.com, a New Jersey Transit insider says that it is likely that a coalition of 17 rail unions could go on a “soft strike” over the weekend of March 12.

The strike would probably last through the Monday morning commute on March 14, according to the paper.

The report says that the rail union workers have been working without a contract for five years.

A spokesperson for NJ Transit issued a statement that said, “While a recent news report indicated that NJ Transit rail unions may consider disruptive actions allowable under antiquated federal laws, we have no knowledge of union plans to interfere in the provision of service to our customers.”

“NJ Transit remains fully committed to a fair and affordable solution to these contract talks with the goal of protecting our customers and taxpayers.  To that end, negotiations held today were substantive,” the statement continued.

NJ Transit officials and union leaders held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the issues.

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