More than 100 workers at Chestnut Hill Hospital are holding a day-long strike as they advocate for higher wages.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the SEPTA transit strike.
The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.
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.
SEPTA’s Regional Rail service interruption plan is now in effect.
CBS 3 has also confirmed that an offer for a two-week extension was presented. It is not yet known how union officials responded.
SEPTA officials are warning 120,000 daily riders on regional rail lines that the threat of a strike at 12:01 a.m. Saturday is a growing possibility.
Negotiations between SEPTA and the union representing the engineers on its regional rail lines have reached an impasse, but riders shouldn’t worry about a work stoppage, at least for now.
After negations talks fell apart, the carpenters’ union at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is out on strike.
The head of the union representing Philadelphia bus, subway and trolley operators said Tuesday that a strike is not imminent, but he noted that stalled contract talks would not resume until transit officials provided key financial information.
TWU Local 234 officials have confirmed that SEPTA workers will not go on strike on Monday, and all transit lines will operate as normal.
Thousands of commuters are affected by what happens between Friday and Sunday night between SEPTA and its largest union.
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.
Local 234’s contract expired back on March 15th, and the last of the three transit workers’ contracts is set to expire at midnight on Sunday, April 6th.
SEPTA’s contingency plans and travel tips in the event of service interruption on March 15: http://www.septa.org/service/service-interruption/guide-2014.html