SEPTA Regional Rail Strike

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SEPTA Reaches Tentative Deal With Regional Rail Electrical Workers

Regional Rail employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen walked off the job in June, but were forced back one day later, after a presidential emergency board was convened.

08/13/2014

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Presidential Board Findings Support Septa In Regional Rails Labor Dispute

The Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.

07/15/2014

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Presidential Board Hearings In Septa Regional Rails’ Labor Dispute Continue Today

Three members of the panel are on a 30-day mission to hear testimony from locomotive engineers and electrical workers, as well as SEPTA labor relations staff, and deliver a report with recommendations to the President by July 14th.

06/24/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Presidential Board Begins Hearing Septa Regional Rails’ Labor Dispute

After four years of stalled contract negotiations, the clock is ticking again, but the next inflection point may be a month from now.

06/23/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Riders Breathe Sigh Of Relief As Work Week Begins

SEPTA’s regional rails were back in business for the Monday morning commute, thanks to a presidential executive order that derailed a strike by some 400 locomotive engineers and electricians.

06/16/2014

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SEPTA Ridership Down Day After Strike Ends, But Commuters’ Spirits Weren’t

The sound of trains running was music to the ears of the hundreds of thousands of commuters who rely on SEPTA to get work.

06/15/2014

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Presidential Emergency Board Schedules Hearings In SEPTA Labor Dispute

SEPTA announced Sunday that hearings on the labor dispute will take place next week before an emergency board, established by President Barrack Obama.

06/15/2014

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SEPTA Riders Relieved Rail Strike Is Over

Riders who rely on the regional rails for their commute were breathing a sigh of relief Sunday after federal intervention forced the end of a short-lived SEPTA strike.

06/15/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Obama Intervenes As SEPTA Regional Rail Strike Ends, Service Resumes Sunday

An executive order signed by President Obama Saturday forces train engineers back to work.

06/14/2014

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Governor Corbett Requests Presidential Emergency Board In SEPTA Rail Strike

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the SEPTA transit strike.

06/14/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

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SEPTA Strike Forces Commuters To Find Travel Alternatives

The SEPTA strike was inconveniencing riders who had planned to use the regional rails over the weekend, forcing them to make alternate plans to get to their destination.

06/14/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Workers Go On Strike

SEPTA’s Regional Rail service interruption plan is now in effect.

06/13/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Gov. Corbett Involved In Discussions To Head Off SEPTA Regional Rail Strike

CBS 3 has also confirmed that an offer for a two-week extension was presented. It is not yet known how union officials responded.

06/13/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Watching Septa Rail Strike Situation Hopefully

The mayor has no direct role in the labor dispute, but he says his people are monitoring developments.

06/13/2014

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