Far Better than an Injunction: Philly Strike Settles

Published November 7th, 2016 -  - 11.07.162


Avoiding the need for an injunction showdown, SEPTA and the Transport Workers Union have reached a tentative settlement ensuring that public transit will be operational in Philadelphia on election day.  The union’s website announced this morning “Tentative Agreement Reached. We are Off Strike.” According to SEPTA:

[T]his agreement is fair to our employees, and to the fare-paying customers and taxpayers who fund SEPTA,” agency Chairman Pat Deon said. “It provides for wage increases, pension improvements, and maintains health care coverage levels while addressing rising costs.

A hearing on SEPTA’s motion to enjoin the strike had been scheduled for this morning. The contract will be put to a membership ratification vote, but trains and buses will be running tomorrow.

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