August 25, 2011

Phoenix bus drivers negotiating to avoid strike

PHOENIX — Officials told Reuters that negotiators for Phoenix's bus company and union drivers will return to the bargaining table to try to avoid a strike that could affect nearly 125,000 riders on the city's transit system.

Ninety-six percent of the system’s drivers voted late on Tuesday to reject a labor contract proposal and authorize a possible walkout. The transit union has been working without a contract since October 2010. The dispute centers on wages, health insurance and sick leave. For the full story, click here.

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