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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  Riders wait for a number 4 train of the New York City subway 13 December, 2002, at Grand Central Terminal in New York. The 34, 000 member Transit Workers Union is threatening a strike if their contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority expires at 12:00 AM, 16 December, shutting down subway and bus service across the city.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Stan Honda/AFP/Getty