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.