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The MTA and the union representing city subway and bus workers appear close to agreeing on a new contract more than two years after their last one expired. The 34,000 transit employees of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) are likely to receive a significant raise, according to officials. The Daily News reports it to be an 8 percent raise over five years. To help close the deal, the union has asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to get involved in the discussions. Talks between the MTA and the union began last fall, and the Authority appears to have backed off demands for a three year wage freeze after the union threatened to strike.

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