SEPTA and TWU Local 234 officials resumed negotiations Sunday morning, after both sides reported serious progress on Friday and said they were close to a deal.
Now, there has been a significant change in the tone of the negotiations, and any deal that was on the table is now in jeopardy.
Thursday night, negotiations continued between the union and SEPTA officials as they tried to reach a new contract agreement.
The last of SEPTA’s contracts with transport workers union local 234 runs out this Sunday. Later this evening, officials from both sides will hold informal negotiations with a select group of leaders.
In its opening contract proposal, the district wants teachers’ work days extended from seven to eight hours, with teachers at the top of the pay scale taking a 13 percent salary cut.
The sides were not expected to discuss the core economic issues that are at the root of the dispute that threatens the start of the regular season.
The largest of Philadelphia’s four city worker unions is turning up the heat on Mayor in long-stalled contract negotiations. They’re running anti-Nutter ads, including one to air during Saturday’s TV broadcast of the Phillies spring training game.
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