In case anybody missed it, the SEPTA strike deadline (originally tomorrow) has been put off for 60 days
so that they can talk a bit more about the issues at hand. Basically, the union has only had a few days to look over the massive new proposal for restructuring health benefits, and would like to mull the repurcussions and explore other options.
"While our local is ordinarily reluctant to seek or grant an extension of this length, in light of the complexity and extent of the issues in these negotiations, I believe that this extension is reasonable and will promote public stability," Brooks said in his letter.
The new date at least gives a break to schoolkids who ride public transportation to class every day. Anyway, let's enjoy it while it lasts!