SEPTA, Unions Meet for Six Hours to Avert Strike

But still no final agreement.

NBC 10 reports that SEPTA and its unions met for six hours on Monday at the Sheraton Hotel in Center City to try to complete a contract before the transit agency’s workers go on strike.

SEPTA wants a five year contract with bonuses for the first two years and 1%, 2%, and 3% raises for the last three years. Brown also says SEPTA wants increased health care costs and changes to employee pension contributions.

If the two sides do not reach a deal by the end of the week, the total number of SEPTA employees working without a contract would top 5,000.

Three have been twelve separate transit strikes in Philadelphia since 1975. The most recent, lasting a week began in the early hours of Election Day of 2009.

Union leaders say any strike won’t occur until three smaller SEPTA contracts expire later this week.

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  • matthew brandley

    That sounds like a fair contract. Take it union goones! your days of 3 and 5 pct yearly raises are long over losers!

  • septasucksass

    They want extra money while we ride on broken buses, disgusting subwYs, and cramped, outdated trolleys!! But they raise the fares!!! These people are tools!!!

    • GrapeSodaGary

      They should get extra money, all those things you just named have to do with the scum riding them, everything is going up you nitwit, I bet you don’t complain when the liquor prices go up

    • Gabriel

      The reason their transportation vehicles are so disgusting is because of the people who ride on them. They dont appreciate what other people are providing for them.

  • FED UP

    Wake up and look around you! We are all paying more. That the name of the game today!!!!Quit Whining!!!!!

  • Nakeisha

    And this is the reason why I’ll soon be driving to work. I’m tired of dealing with SEPTA and their crap.