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5/16/2005



Rail News: Labor

SEPTA files complaint against Transport Workers Union



Last week, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) filed an unfair practice complaint with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board against the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

TWU Local 234 representatives have declined to meet with SEPTA officials to negotiate contractual issues, SEPTA officials said in a prepared statement, adding that the union has not yet responded to the authority’s contract proposal.

The latest contract expired March 15, but was extended for 30 days. On April 13, the union extended the contract another 60 days, but hasn’t resumed negotiations, SEPTA officials said.

Local 234 represents more than 4,600 operators and mechanics in SEPTA’s City Transit Division, and about 190 operators, mechanics and custodians in the Suburban Transit Frontier District.


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