Bus, trolley drivers reach deal with the transportation authority

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SEPTA strike

Will they or won’t they? They won’t. After a Presidential emergency board resolved SEPTA’s issues with its rail engineers and electricians, the transportation authority and its bus and trolley drivers announced they’d finalized a deal at 11 PM on Halloween.  Union employees and the transit authority differed over salaries, pensions and benefits, which had become contentious points since negotiations began in 2009. No prolonged strike has happened since that year, but the Obama administration has been called to mediate twice in 2014, stopping a strike after one day the first time.