Now that Septa has a tentative agreement with its Regional Rail engineers, talks are resuming with the transit agency’s biggest union, representing bus, subway, and trolley workers.
Now the question is whether the next step is cementing a deal, dealing with a job action, or continuing in limbo.
TWU Local 234 officials have confirmed that SEPTA workers will not go on strike on Monday, and all transit lines will operate as normal.
SEPTA 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.
Transport Workers Union Local 234 represents 5,200 workers in Septa’s City Division — including bus, subway, and trolley operators.
The SEPTA union leader who called a strike in the middle of the night, last November, has been defeated in an election by the Transport Workers Union.