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Philly transit talks resume Sunday to avert strike
The Associated PressPosted: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 10:09 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Transit officials in Philadelphia hope that last-minute labor talks can avert a potential strike Monday.
Negotiations are taking place Sunday with the union that represents thousands of bus and subway workers.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokesman Andrew Busch says progress was made during talks Thursday and Friday.
A walkout could involve all city transit lines as well as suburban buses and trolleys. Commuter rail lines would still operate.
Busch says workers could choose to keep working without a contract as talks continue.
Three labor groups have already been doing that, while a fourth contract that expires at midnight Sunday.
Transport Workers Union president Willie Brown has also been optimistic the two sides can reach a deal.
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