No strike today.
Akron METRO RTA officials say the Transit Workers Union (TWU) has assured them that even though they have still not reached an agreement on a new contract; there will will be no strike or picket today-- though that is still a possibility for November 15th.
In a statement on METRO RTA's website, the company says a they have provided final proposal to the union, and are hopeful that members vote to accept and ratify it.
Stay up to date with updates at www.akronmetro.org or call 330. 940.1236.
Akron Metro RTA officials are urging bus passengers to find alternative transit starting tomorrow, when they say it is possible the union representing 71% of their team members, will go on strike. That includes bus operators, vehicle service employees, vehicle detailers, and customer care representatives.
While officials say they have not been served a "valid notice" from the Transit Worker's Union Local 1 (TWU), and that they are continuing to negotiate; they say they have "reason to believe" a strike and/or picket will start tomorrow, November 4.
In a press release, METRO encouraged passengers and the public to continue checking for updates at akronmetro.org or METRO’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Riders are also encouraged to make other contingent transportation arrangements if necessary or appropriate. Individuals can sign up for METRO’s e-news alerts and/or call METRO’s information line at 330.940.1236 for updates.