Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to get an endorsement tomorrow from the Transit Workers union.
TWU Local 234, SEPTA’s largest union, say Nutter’s support for transit workers following a string of assaults on SEPTA drivers is one of the reasons for the endorsement.
“We would not be able to move Philadelphia – to deliver students to school, to get elderly residents to doctor’s offices, to transport hundreds of thousands of our region’s employees to job sites each day – if we did not have a working relationship with our elected officials,” union president John Johnson said.
The formal announcement is due at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Local 234 represents about about 5,000 drivers, mechanics, cashiers, porters and others.