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SEPTA strike averted, negotiations continue

Posted on November 2, 2009

Over the weekend, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Transport Workers Union Local 234 officials agreed to continue contract negotiations with no threat of a work stoppage.

As a result, all special SEPTA service, including for baseball's World Series, operated and will continue to operate as scheduled.

After the intervention of Gov. Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa), both negotiating teams met in the Governor's office and have agreed to continue negotiations until a tentative contract agreement is reached.

Negotiations were scheduled to resume Monday at 10 a.m. between the sides, which continued talks over the weekend past a threatened 12:01 a.m. Sunday strike deadline. Monday's negotiations will be held at Gov. Rendell's Philadelphia regional office, where the sides agreed to continue talks until a tentative agreement was reached.

 

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