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NYRA and the Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers at Belmont Park reach deal, avoiding a strike – NYPOST.com

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NYRA and the Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers at Belmont Park reach deal, avoiding a strike – NYPOST.com
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Saturday’s Belmont Stakes — where I’ll Have Another has a chance to win horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 34 years — should go off without a hitch now that a contentious labor dispute has been settled.

The Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had waged a two-year war with the New York Racing Association — which was trying to control soaring overtime and health care costs — and had threatened to strike just days before the historic race.

But Gov. Cuomo called on both sides to hammer out a deal, and federal mediator David Thaler oversaw negotiations until a deal was reached early yesterday morning.

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