Union leaders: No progress with SEPTA

June 11, 2008 6:23:00 PM PDT
Union leaders say they aren't making progress in settling the Philadelphia transit police labor dispute. They walked out of talks Wednesday night with negotiators for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. They say the approximately 200 transit police officers plan to go on strike Thursday afternoon.

Union leaders are urging passengers to stay off SEPTA if there is a strike, citing safety concerns. SEPTA says supervisors, city police and security guards will protect the riders.