Transit Worker’s Union 234 ratifies two-year contract with SEPTA

 Passengers board the subway at 30th Street. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

Passengers board the subway at 30th Street. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

The union that represents SEPTA bus, subway and trolley drivers ratified a new contract with SEPTA.

TWU 234 President Willie Brown encouraged members to support the agreement that was voted on Friday, according to a statement released Friday.

Voting for the union’s three bargaining units took place in 20 locations and concluded at 7 p.m. Friday. evening.

Here are the results:

  City: 2478 voted in favor of the contract, 791 voted no.

  Frontier: 144 voted in favor to 23 opposed,

  Red Arrow:  61 voted in favor, 40 cast no votes.

TWU Local 234 represents bus drivers, subway and trolley operators and maintenance workers at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. The local union is an affiliate of the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO.

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