Philly Transit Strike Possible This Weekend Over Piling More Health Costs Onto Workers, Lack Of Pay Raises – 10/30/09
Transit riders in Philadelphia are being advised to prepare for a strike. The union has said that if an agreement with the transit authority is not reached by the end of the week workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday. A strike by the workers could bring to a halt trains, buses, and trolleys. At issue are plans by the agency to increase workers contribution to health care coverage and a lack of wage increases for the first two years of the contract.