SEPTA, TWU to Meet This Week

Agency's largest union hasn't had a contract since March.

Don’t let the settlement with the engineers fool you: SEPTA could still face a strike in the near future. KYW reports:

Members of Transport Workers Union local 234 have been working without a contract since March. They haven’t met face-to-face with Septa negotiators since the summer. Two days of negotiations are scheduled for this week.

The TWU, which represents more than 5,000 workers, mostly in the City Division, could go on strike with short notice, according to Local 234 leader Willie Brown.

“It’s not a matter of if we strike, it’s a matter of when we strike — that’s where we’re at right now,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

TWU 234 has 5,000 members. Negotiations are hung up on pension issues.