TWU Won't Strike, Will Continue To Work With SEPTA On Contract

TWU Won't Strike, Will Continue To Work With SEPTA On Contract

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The union representing SEPTA says that there will not be a strike even after a midnight contract deadline.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials say little progress was made Sunday, but union president Willie Brown says that a strike is "not going to happen right now."

He says that people can feel comfortable going to work "for a while."

A walkout would involve all city transit lines as well as suburban buses and trolleys. They provide about 900,000 daily trips.

Negotiations have been taking place at a hotel Sunday, but SEPTA says the two sides met only briefly. A mediator has also been onsite.

SEPTA says it has offered a two-year contract with wage hikes of 2 percent and 3 percent. The deal would include higher health care premiums.

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