Obama Orders SEPTA Strikers Back to Work
Regular Regional Rail train service to resume at the start of business on Sunday, June 15.
— SEPTA (@SEPTA) June 15, 2014
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.