PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Local members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 have voted to authorize a strike if necessary. Theexpires on Oct. 31.
TWU Local 234 members are calling for increased wages and improved turned its back on public employee safety.". In a newsletter posted to its website before the strike authorization vote, the union claimed that SEPTA "
A spokesperson for the public transportation authority said in a statement, "SEPTA and representatives from TWU Local 234 have been engaging in a productive dialogue regarding a new contract. We are hopeful that an agreement can be reached prior to the expiration of the current agreement,"
State Rep. Ben Waxman posted on X that he's "standing strong with TWU Local 234."
"Every worker at @SEPTA plays a critical role in keeping our city moving and they deserve respect, safety, and a fair contract that reflects the challenging conditions they navigate daily," Waxman's post read.
Waxman represents Pennsylvania's 182 district, which covers Center City and South Philadelphia.
Theand provided union workers parental leave provisions for up to two weeks as well as making Juneteenth a paid holiday.
SEPTA has also been dealing with.
TWU Local 234 represents more than 4,000 SEPTA workers.
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