MTA: Plan targets LIRR pension abuse

March 4, 2014

The MTA wants Long Island Rail Road workers to give up a piece of their LIRR pensions if they are also collecting federal occupational disability benefits – a plan that union leaders say would unfairly punish the legitimately injured.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say the proposal – among the concessions sought in the agency’s contract impasse with railroad unions – aims to curb widespread abuse of a U.S. Railroad Retirement Board occupational disability program by LIRR retirees.

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