Report: SEPTA, Union Making Progress on a Deal
Action News is reporting SEPTA and Transit Workers Union Local 234, the transit agency’s largest union, are making progress toward a deal. A source told Channel 6 the sides are “getting close.”
Brown previously said a strike was a matter of “when” — not “if.” But he also said Monday that, if the sides got close to a deal this week, he would not order SEPTA workers to go on strike. He also promised to give a 24-hour notice to riders before any strike.
There are 4,700 workers in TWU Local 234. The union last went on strike in 2009 in a “surprise” strike at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday morning.
TWU Local 234 also recently produced a video — titled “Do You Wonder Why The Rich Are Getting Richer, While The Rest Of Us Are Falling Behind?” — encouraging people to vote for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf on Tuesday.
“Let’s get this video to go viral,” Willie Brown wrote.