Transport Workers Union Local 234
Transport Workers Union Local 234 members have voted in favor of ratifying a new, two-year contract with SEPTA.
SEPTA officials joined leaders from Transport Workers Union Local 234 late Friday night to announce that a deal had finally been reached.
Members of SEPTA’s largest labor union – which represents subway, bus, and trolley operators – have voted to give its leadership the authorization to call a 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.
The TWU represents 5,200 workers in SEPTA’s City Division, including bus, subway, and trolley operators. Its members say they do not plan to strike, but SEPTA has a contingency plan in effect nonetheless.
The union representing thousands of transit workers in Philadlephia says they’re starting contract talks with Septa well in advance of the expiration date of their current contract.
Transportation workers have the highest obesity rate, at more than 36 percent, followed by manufacturing and production workers at 30 percent.
The union representing SEPTA’s bus drivers, train operators, mechanics and support staff wants to start contract talks early with the transit agency.
Eyewitness News has learned there have been 152 assaults against SEPTA bus drivers since 2009, 100 of them were forced to take off from work, as a result of their injuries.