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SEPTA Seeks White House Help With Labor Dispute

If an agreement isn't reached, two Regional Rail unions could strike or be locked out.

(Patch file photo)
(Patch file photo)
SEPTA has asked the White House to appoint an emergency board to help settle its disputes with Regional Rail electrician and engineer unions.

The unions could strike or SEPTA could lock workers out beginning June 14 if agreements are not reached, The Philadelphia Inquirer said.

Both unions last week agreed to binding arbitration, but SEPTA refused, the Inquirer said.

An emergency board appointed by the president would delay a strike or lock-out for 240 days, the Inquirer said.


The Truth May 17, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Obama will decree to pay them all minimum $30/hr. If they refuse he will brand them racists...
Rich J May 17, 2014 at 09:59 AM
The White House would be the LAST place any business should go for any help with anything. Well, unless it involves coverups and BS stories.
gerhard sweetman May 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Pass pa law to prevent police/trans/septa strikes. Its in pa legislature SOLUTION
policeshld June 13, 2014 at 04:05 PM
That law is not needed because SEPTA would never sign any work agreements. The regional rail workers haven't had a contract for 4-5 years. So what would this law do? Let SEPTA do anything it wants.

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