Unions representing rail workers are expected to vote this week on a tentative agreement with New Jersey Transit.
Labor and management reached the agreement Friday night, about 24 hours before a strike deadline. Commuters had been bracing for a major disruption at the start of the work week.
More than 4,000 workers are affected by the contract.
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Gov. Chris Christie praised both sides last Friday for their willingness to negotiate in good faith. The unions have been working without a contract since the last one expired in mid-2011.
Union officials haven't released details of the tentative agreement.