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CTA and Union Lobby Together

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The Chicago Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union have come to an agreement, but not about a labor contract. The two groups met this morning and agreed to work together to lobby for funds at the state and federal level.

Terry Peterson is the CTA Board Chairman.

PETERSON: They will join us in our efforts to secure on going funding, but they’re not going to make concessions. And unfortunately the service reduction will remain in place and the workers will continue to be laid off.

At the beginning of the month, the CTA implemented service cuts and laid off about a thousand workers to help close a $300 million budget shortfall. The union says it plans to sue the CTA over violations of the contract agreement.

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