Contract Talks Stall With Striking SEPTA Transit Police

About 200 transit police officers have been on strike since March 21 over a wage increase. They have been working without a contract for about a year.

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    SEPTA Police walk off the job and hit the picket lines at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. SEPTA says it has a contingency plan.

    Talks broke off between striking transit police and negotiators for SEPTA Thursday night.

    A SEPTA spokeswoman released a statement saying the two sides met for several hours on Thursday.

    However, SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams says no agreement has been reached, and no further talks have been scheduled.

    About 200 transit police officers have been on strike since March 21 over a wage increase. They have been working without a contract for about a year.

    In their absence, city police, transit police supervisors and private security companies are being deployed to patrol the system's subways, trains, buses and trolleys.

    A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Transit Police could not immediately be reached for comment.


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