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Philadelphia Transit Union to Vote on SEPTA Contract That Pays More



    New SEPTA Contract Up for Vote

    Thousands of SEPTA TWU Local 234 workers who walked off the job will vote on their new contract Friday. NBC10’s Pamela Osborne is at Fern Rock Transportation Center, which is one of the places union workers will vote. (Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016)

    A tentative contract that put an end to striking transit workers in Philadelphia is slated for approval despite concerns that an opposing faction within the union could derail the agreement.

    Members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 will vote on the ratification at 30 polling places around the city from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's board of directors on Thursday authorized its chairman to sign off on the contract pending union ratification. NBC10 Responds: SEPTA Strike RefundsNBC10 Responds: SEPTA Strike Refunds

    SEPTA riders are looking to get reimbursed for unused trips during the recent transit worker strike. NBC10 Responds and Harry Hairston shows you the steps you need to take. If you’d like to request a refund in lieu of a credit voucher, submit your Transpass and a letter explaining why you are requesting the refund to: SEPTA 1234 Market Street, 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. SEPTA tells NBC10 it will review requests on a case-by-case basis.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016)

    Union president Willie Brown says he believes it's going to be a close vote from people he's talked to.

    A rejected contract doesn't mean the strike is back on. Instead, the two sides would return to the bargaining table.

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