SEPTA Official: “Don’t Panic” About Possible Strike

” We are still very optimistic” that a contract can be reached before a walkout.

Amid growing crankiness about the possibility of another transit strike, NewsWorks reports that a SEPTA official is telling the public not to panic about the possibility of a shutdown.

SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said the transit agency and the union are still actively negotiating.

“I just want to make sure people don’t start panicking. We are still very optimistic,” said Williams.

“We are still talking to TWU 234,” she added, referring to the union that represents about 4,700 of SEPTA’s 7,600 unionized employees.

The contract expires in April. Make your travel plans now—just in case.

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  • matthew brandley

    I would make my plans. I dont trust fat ass willie and the union thugs as far as I could throw that p o s. I have respect for the shop workers and some of the drivers. Its the ignorant ones I could give a rats ass about. these clowns need a relity check. Start living in the real world out here. Be thankful for having a job . Understand what agreat system septa has become and dont ruin it for you, the riders or the state when it comes to the funding that they just fought so hard to get for years. You need to understand the infrastructure that needs to be replaced before your selfish needs . is paying a little more in h c and pensions realy going to kill you? we are all doing it and its high time you all become part of society instead of the union high society