Philly transit police strike enters third day

    A strike by Philadelphia’s transit police is going into its third day after a five-hour negotiation session failed to yield a contract agreement.

    SEPTA met yesterday with the leaders of its approximately 200 transit police officers as they seek a new contract after a year without a deal.

    Union officials say they want a 50-cent hourly wage increase for mandatory recertifications.

    SEPTA’s 219 unionized police abruptly went on strike Wednesday afternoon. City police, transit police supervisors and private security companies are being deployed to cover for the striking officers.

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