labor disputes

Union negotiator: Close to averting LIRR strike
NEW YORK (AP) -- The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were "very, very close" to averting a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad after Gov. Andrew Cuomo became directly involved in the talks.
San Francisco Transit Disrupted by Worker Callouts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tourists couldn't catch a ride on San Francisco's famed cable cars Tuesday for a second straight day while the rest of the city's transit system experienced delays after drivers called in sick again - a move that came days after the workers overwhelmingly rejecte…