Chicago Transit Authority union workers vote in favor of strike
Working for 18 months without a contract, the Chicago Transit Authority workers represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 voted to strike in response to failed negotiations. Any strike would be illegal under state law and under the terms of the existing contract. The last CTA strike took place in 1979. At issue are an increase in health care cost contributions, wages, and working hours. The union has not yet taken an official final vote on when a strike could occur, instead union leaders stress for continued good faith negotiations that include the CTA president Dorval Carter and board chairman Terry Peterson.