SEPTA’s board held a special meeting Monday in hopes of working out a new labor deal sooner with the two regional rail unions that staged a one-day strike back in June.
The SEPTA strike this month lasted only a day, but leaving Regional Rail riders without a train to board for even that short time still was an inconvenience for many.
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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.
SEPTA announced Sunday that hearings on the labor dispute will take place next week before an emergency board, established by President Barrack Obama.
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.
Now the question is whether the next step is cementing a deal, dealing with a job action, or continuing in limbo.
Commuters know they can’t abandon Plan B yet.
SEPTA and representatives from the Transit Workers Union took a break from negotiations Saturday after meeting for about five hours Friday night.