Monday, April 11, 2005

Strike worries loom

The SEPTA contract negotiation deadline is the end of this week, which has many people watching the current round of negotiations with bated breath. Relevent stories:Notable to me is that SEPTA pays almost $1k per employee in health alone, and that that number is up more than 70% in the last four years; on the other side, TWU employees are not paid for sick leave (three days unpaid, then 50% of subsequent leave). I have no idea how these two factors offset one another, but it seems reasonable to me that concessions on the one might require some bending on the other.


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