SEPTA and UTU Local 1594 Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Apr 01, 2001, 00:00 ET from SEPTA

    PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SEPTA is pleased to announce that it
 has reached a tentative agreement with United Transportation Union Local 1594
 (UTU 1594) on a new three year contract.
     UTU Local 1594 represents about 300 Suburban Transit Victory District
 operators.  The current SEPTA contract with the union was set to expire at
 midnight on April 1 (or 12:01 a.m. April 2).
     For Suburban Transit Victory District riders the tentative contract
 agreement means that Victory District bus, trolley and rail routes will
 continue to operate as scheduled.  Suburban Transit Victory District riders
 take about 54,000 daily trips on routes which operate primarily in Delaware
 County.
     "I am pleased to announce that we have been able to reach a fair and
 equitable agreement with UTU Local 1594," said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale
 T. Deon, Sr.  "I want to congratulate Ronald Koran for his efforts to reach
 this agreement so that together we can continue to improve service for all of
 our Victory District riders."
     The tentative contract agreement must now be ratified by the union members
 and approved by the SEPTA Board.  Details of the tentative agreement will not
 be available until after the UTU holds its general membership ratification
 vote and the SEPTA Board approves it.
 
 

SOURCE SEPTA
    PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SEPTA is pleased to announce that it
 has reached a tentative agreement with United Transportation Union Local 1594
 (UTU 1594) on a new three year contract.
     UTU Local 1594 represents about 300 Suburban Transit Victory District
 operators.  The current SEPTA contract with the union was set to expire at
 midnight on April 1 (or 12:01 a.m. April 2).
     For Suburban Transit Victory District riders the tentative contract
 agreement means that Victory District bus, trolley and rail routes will
 continue to operate as scheduled.  Suburban Transit Victory District riders
 take about 54,000 daily trips on routes which operate primarily in Delaware
 County.
     "I am pleased to announce that we have been able to reach a fair and
 equitable agreement with UTU Local 1594," said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale
 T. Deon, Sr.  "I want to congratulate Ronald Koran for his efforts to reach
 this agreement so that together we can continue to improve service for all of
 our Victory District riders."
     The tentative contract agreement must now be ratified by the union members
 and approved by the SEPTA Board.  Details of the tentative agreement will not
 be available until after the UTU holds its general membership ratification
 vote and the SEPTA Board approves it.
 
 SOURCE  SEPTA