PHILADELPHIA (October 27, 2023) – SEPTA today announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with TWU Local 234 on a new contract for employees in the City, Suburban, and Frontier Transit Divisions. This tentative contract will allow for service to continue without disruption, including on city subways, buses, and trolleys.
The agreement will be finalized pending ratification by TWU Local 234 members and approval by the SEPTA Board.
“We are pleased to reach an agreement with union leadership on a contract that is fair to our employees and financially responsible for SEPTA,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “I look forward to the SEPTA Board’s vote on the contract at its next meeting.”
Negotiations were focused on finding a way to recognize employees’ hard work and ensure that SEPTA is in the best possible position to build ridership and address a looming fiscal cliff when federal COVID relief funds run out next year.
“SEPTA’s frontline employees keep our system running every day, and this contract reflects their dedication,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “There was an urgency to get this agreement in place, and I would like to thank the negotiating teams on both sides of the table for working around the clock to make it happen.”
With the tentative contract in place, SEPTA riders are assured that there will not be a work stoppage next week. All services will operate on regular schedules.