SEPTA Won’t Strike Monday

Although SEPTA workers are expected to easily pass a strike authorization vote on Sunday, they don't plan to walk off the job the following day.

Although SEPTA union workers are expected to take a strike authorization vote on Sunday, the union is not expected to strike on Monday.

Transit Workers Union Local 234 head Willie Brown plans to call a news conference Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss the union workers’ dissatisfaction with SEPTA’s offer. The primary sticking points are health care and pensions.

“Our team has been working to reach an agreement that our members deserve,” Brown said in a statement. “But so far, management has been unwilling to reach a reasonable compromise on pensions, health care and other issues that are of serious concern to our membership.”

Sunday’s strike vote is expected to pass easily. The union could strike at any time after the authorization vote.

Any strike would not effect SEPTA’s regional rail trains, as SEPTA reached agreements with electric workers and engineers earlier this year.