Agency and drivers’ union are calling for special legal protection for transit workers after a bus driver was shot and wounded. The recent incident was the 46th assault on a SEPTA employee this year.
Phoenix bus drivers negotiating to avoid strike
Bus company negotiators and union drivers will resume talks in an attempt to avert a strike. Nearly all of the system’s drivers voted to reject a labor contract proposal and authorize a possible walk out, due to a dispute over wages, health insurance and sick leave.