Release date: 9/17/2015
With assistance from Federal mediator Dennis Teel, Teamsters Local Union 104 and Professional Transit Management reached a two-year deal to end the 42-day Sun Tran bus strike in Tucson, Ariz.
The bus strike began on Aug. 6 after the union and Professional Transit Management—the company contracted by the city of Tucson to oversee Sun Tran—came to an impasse over contract negotiations. Following 42 days of picketing, the parties met into the early morning hours, resulting in a new, tentative contract agreement. Sun Tran workers approved the deal with an 89 percent vote.
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