PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2023) – The SEPTA Board today approved the new contract between SEPTA and FOTP Lodge 109, covering approximately 170 SEPTA Transit Police Officers.
Union members voted earlier this week to ratify the three-year agreement, which includes salary increases and maintains health and pension benefits.
“I want to thank the SEPTA negotiating team and FOTP leadership for working around the clock to reach an agreement that is fair for all involved,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr.
“This contract recognizes the hard work our police officers do every day,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “The agreement is also fiscally responsible for SEPTA as we approach an uncertain future with the fiscal cliff looming in the spring.”
Also at Thursday’s meeting, the Board approved the new contract between SEPTA and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 1594. Union members voted to ratify the one-year agreement.
This contract is on par with the recent agreement struck between SEPTA and its largest union, Transport Workers Union Local 234, which represents about 5,000 transit vehicle operators, mechanics, maintenance workers, cashiers, and custodians.