Monday, June 13, 2005


With less than 36 hours to go before the latest contract extension between SEPTA and TWU 234 expires, there's word that negotiations are continuing, but it doesn't appear that both sides are even close to a deal. For that matter, there's no word on yet another extension (which is highly doubtful). Without any concrete signs of progress, it appears that SEPTA is on track for a repeat of the 1998 TWU strike, which effectively distrupted transit service during the Welcome America festivities. Even more troubling is that a potential strike could hamper plans for the upcoming Live 8 concert on the Parkway on July 2, assuming a strike lasts that long.

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