Bus strike possible Monday in Phoenix
[Source: Associated Press, via KTAR]
The Phoenix public transit department is urging bus riders to make alternate plan in case a transit worker strike is called on Monday.
City contractor Veolia Transportation Services is negotiating with its labor unions but a deadline extension for two of the three unions expires at midnight on Sunday.
If a strike is called, Veolia is obligated to provide service at 60 percent of the normal level on the 33 bus routes it operates. But it is possible all service using Veolia drivers could be shut down for some time.
Veolia also provides some service for Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Sun City. Those routes would also be affected if a strike is called.
The city is posting bus strike updates on its website, www.phoenix.gov.