Union Chief: SEPTA Is Provoking Strike

‘Either SEPTA wants to provoke a strike or you have slipped and bumped your head,’ Willie Brown wrote.


SEPTA’s largest union has been without a contract since midnight last Friday, and negotiations don’t seem to be going so well. The Inquirer‘s Paul Nussbaum yesterday wrote about a letter TWU Local 234 president Willie Brown sent Friday.

“After reading SEPTA’s proposals, I have come to the conclusion that one of two things are happening,” Brown wrote to SEPTA chief labor relations officer Stephanie Deiger. “Either SEPTA wants to provoke a strike or you have slipped and bumped your head.

“Whatever the case may be, your proposal is no good for my members or the riding public.”

The union requested binding arbitration, which SEPTA did not agree to. No further talks are scheduled. Ugh. You just know we’re all going to wake up one morning and SEPTA will have pulled a surprise strike again.

[Philadelphia Inquirer]

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  • matthew brandley

    Fat ass willie being the useless p o s that he is again. When will these union goones start living like normal human being s? within there means and not highoff the hog of the riding public and the tax payers? I for one am sick and tired of fat ass willie bad mouthing septa since they pay for his check every 2 weeks. he is just another obama voter. A useless piece of trash that whines and cries when he doesnt get his way just like every other piece of union trash

    • George

      Dear Matt the A-hole, we are not “goons” and your just a jealous ass. If you knew anything, you’d know that Septa is trying to take back everything we have EARNED just like you earn your pay and benefits, so do we. The difference is, when our employer tries to take it back, we fight and you cower! Don’t criticize, organize..and whats wrong with Obama voters? are you still sore that Romney the retarded lost? Get over it, there will be another election.

      • matthew brandley

        Ah a union turd . Heres the truth . The money that septa is getting from the state is going directly for projects that are being used to replace failing bridges such as the one on the media elwyn line . sub stations on the reading side that are in iminenant danger of catastrophic failure. biridges being replaced on other railines and tracks that are still in use from the 1930 s or before. Its not used to pay for your sorry pathetic greedy asses who get 3 to 5 pct raises every year for the past 5 or more years while most of us have had none or have had pay cuts and are thankful we have jobs! we have been paying more for health ins which btw has increased on avg over 50 pct the past 3 years alone thanks to this commy bastard in the white house . your pension plan will be gone in the next few years if its not reformed or are you such a dumb ass to realise it? does detroit sound familiar? OH never mind fat ass willie feeds you b s and you goones just listen to him dont you. Pensions are draining every state , county and local goverment into bankruptcy. go look at the state of illinois finances if you dont believe me. they are 2 grades above junk status because of it dumb ass! you think your sorry union ass knows everything? you dont know crap!

      • matthew brandley

        If the state passes the law forbidding you union goones to strike theres not one damn thing your union goones at the nlrb that obama has blown to get on the board can do to stop it. From what I have been reading on line from all the articles your sorry clowns are going to be crying like a bunch of babies. about time the state did something about you animals screwing the riding public over every 3 years. you live out of your means , cry like babies when you dont get your way. . NOT OUR PROBLEM! time you paid for your insurance and pensions like the rest of us normal people. so stop your whining like a libturd democrap union woosie and go cry into your mommas lap since your feelings got hurt. your all a bunch of union cowards