The SEPTA strike is officially over, having shut down transportation for six days throughout Philadelphia. Transit Workers Union 234 officials and SEPTA officials said they reached agreement on the contract.
It will include a 2 percent raise the second year, and three percent raises the three years after that. Union members’ contributions to their pension funds increased from 2 percent to 3 percent, and the ceiling for pension contributions per year went from $27,000 to $30,000.
Buses and subways are expected to be fully functioning for the Monday morning rush hour. At six days this strike is one day shorter than the 2005 SEPTA strike and 34 days shorter than a 1998 strike.