Philly transit workers on job without contract

March 15, 2009 11:26:15 AM PDT
Philadelphia's bus, subway and trolley operators are now working without a contract as negotiators take a break from bargaining talks. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said earlier that its largest union had agreed to keep working after the current agreement expired Sunday morning.

SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney says negotiations with the Transportation Workers Union Local 234 have been going "professionally." He said Saturday evening that the two sides would meet again Tuesday.

The company has said the parties remain far apart.

The union represents 4,600 operators and mechanics in SEPTAs city transit division. Union officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com

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