Obama Orders SEPTA Strikers Back to Work

All Regional Rail lines will be operational on Sunday.

Following a request earlier today by Gov. Tom Corbett, President Obama signed an executive order this evening that forces striking SEPTA Regional Rail engineers and electrical workers back on the job for the next 240 days while an arbitration board attempts to craft a settlement. Rail service is set to resume for tomorrow’s regularly scheduled first runs.

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  • buzzbye

    The greed of the few out weighs the need of the many. What a sad sorry state of the engineers and the electricians. 3 pct is not enough for them a year for 3 years? pathetic union low lifes

  • NS

    If they don’t like their jobs and benefits, they are free to quit and go elsewhere. Customers and taxpayers are sick and tired of these arrogant and out of touch unions who need to put in their place.

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  • Byron C Mayes

    Hmmm. A Republican governor up for re-election gets an assist from the Democratic president that his state voted for in the last election. Will this be Tom Corbett’s “Christie/Sandy” moment?