No SEPTA Strike … Yet

Transit agency, union continue talks for now.

Good news, commuters! NBC 10 reports: “SEPTA is running on its normal schedule Monday because the Transit Workers Union (TWU) decided not to strike Sunday night. TWU president Willie Brown made the announcement after the union and SEPTA officials postponed negotiates Sunday evening.  ‘We don’t foresee a strike necessary. SEPTA is a career for me. It’s a career for my people. We are a part of the community. So if we go on strike, we harm our own families. So that is something we don’t want to do,’ said Brown. ”

But, you know, don’t get too comfortable quite yet. reports:  “With a Monday deadline looming, negotiations between SEPTA and Transport Workers Union Local 234 hit a snag on Sunday, according to transit agency officials. SEPTA said it had offered a two-year contract with wage hikes of 2 percent the first year and 2.75 percent in the second year. But workers would have to spend an additional 1 percent of their wages on health-care premiums under the deal.”

More to follow.

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  • matthew brandley

    Let them spned the extra 1 pct. These assclowns should be thankful they have a damn job!

  • Ken Hamilton

    Your conciliatory tone towards the ridership is too little too late. Finally realizing that the riders aren’t with you this time.

  • PJ

    so SEPTA management has capitulated to these TWU humps? hooray

    “We are a part of the community. So if we go on strike, we harm our own families.”

    so much a part of the community that you left the community’s most vulnerable members high-and-dry when you called a strike last time at 4am with no warning, scumb ag?

  • Natalie S.

    1 percent is nothing to contribute to insurance. I think I pay about 50%. How long are they going to drag this out? I don’t get a 2% and 2.75% raise each year, and my raises are based on my personal performance, not a raise for everyone. Some of those TWU workers deserve that raise, others sure as heck do not. Maybe SEPTA should offer that raise benefit to employees meeting the standard of service and find some way to allow the public to offer feedback (positive and negative) related to emplyees customer service and job performance. Good employees/workers get rewarded, bad ones do not. Doesn’t that make more sense to improve service than giving everyone the same thing no matter how good or bad of a job they do?