Here’s the Inquirer:
The TWU is seeking 6 percent annual raises and a $25-per-month increase in pension payments for each year of service. SEPTA has not made a wage-and-benefits offer, but its proposed budget for next fiscal year assumes a 3 percent increase in labor costs and a nearly 8 percent increase in fringe benefits.
What will happen if a strike occurs? Here’s a link to SEPTA’s guide to dealing with the strike. And here’s a link to the Bike Coalition’s Bike the Strike blog. For most city residents, biking (or carpooling or walking) may be the only good option.
By the way, if you’re keeping track, SEPTA unions have gone on strike 11 times in the last 33 years. The last strike by the TWU, in 2005, lasted seven days (per the Inquirer.)
UPDATE: TWU now says they won’t be striking this weekend. Probably a good move, guys, since it doesn’t look the riding public is on your side right now.