Transport Workers Union Local 234
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.