SEPTA officials say they’ve reached a “tentative agreement” with one of the two major unions on its Regional Rail lines. The tentative agreement is with the IBEW union, which represents 216 electrical workers.
The IBEW union along with the BLET union went on a one-day strike last June. About 400 workers walked off the job to protest their wages, shutting down regional rail lines that carry about 60,000 passengers daily.
Governor Tom Corbett then asked President Obama to step in and appoint a “presidential emergency board” which eventually led to the tentative agreement.
While SEPTA still has not reached an agreement with the BLET engineers union, officials tell NBC10 the two sides are narrowing down their differences.
SEPTA leaders also called a special board meeting on Monday to authorize SEPTA’s chairman to sign and execute the new contract, assuming that its ratified by union members.