SEPTA Engineers Authorize Strike

A Regional Rail strike could begin as early as June 14.

Written by Alison Smith

SEPTA Regional Rail engineers have authorized a strike, which could begin as early as June 14.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen voted 166 to 2 to strike, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The union representing Regional Rail electricians, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, already had authorized a strike. 

SEPTA in May asked President Barack Obama to appoint an emergency board to help settle the labor disputes. If such a board is appointed, that could delay a strike by 240 days.

SEPTA's Regional Rail engineers have been working without a contract since 2010, the Inquirer said. The electricians have not had a contract since 2009.

How would a Regional Rail strike impact you?

luis cabrera June 05, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Septa needs to hire Mexicans in order to give us better service without interruptions .


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