SEPTA Transit Workers Will Not Go On Strike MondayTWU Local 234 officials have confirmed that SEPTA workers will not go on strike on Monday, and all transit lines will operate as normal.
UPDATE: Significant Change In Tone Of SEPTA, Union TalksSEPTA and TWU Local 234 officials resumed negotiations Sunday morning, after both sides reported serious progress on Friday and said they were close to a deal. Now, there has been a significant change in the tone of the negotiations, and any deal that was on the table is now in jeopardy.
SEPTA Thinks Transit Strike Unlikely When Drivers' Contract Expires Next WeekTransport Workers Union Local 234 represents 5,200 workers in Septa's City Division -- including bus, subway, and trolley operators.
Bus Driver Safety On Public Transit Draws More Attention After Attack On SEPTA Bus DriverA Pennsylvania Senate bill introduced last fall would include bus drivers with police and firefighters in a protected class. The bill would upgrade assaults against them immediately to aggravated assault, which is a felony.
SEPTA Management, Union Leaders Urge Harsher Penalties For Assaults On DriversSepta general manager Joseph Casey says the 46 assaults against Septa employees so far this year is more than double the 20 assaults in all of last year.

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