Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Thank you, Mr. President. Last week we spoke about the looming negotiations between SEPTA and the TWU SEPTA workers. You and 14 other members -- 13 other members of this body signed on to a letter urging arbitration for this matter to avoid a strike.

Today I rise to thank our colleagues at the state level, particularly represented by Representative Jordan Harris today, who equally put together a letter urging for that arbitration to avoid a strike, and 28 members, 28 members joined us in urging the talks between SEPTA and TWU. Particularly I want to thank you, Mr. President, because this body has begun working with state House members in an unprecedented manner, and those kinds of conversations have resulted in these kinds of collaboration. I want to thank you on behalf of all of the ridership that takes this to work, to play, to school in an effort to avoid a work stoppage. And hopefully they've heard us and urge them to do the right thing and continue to talk and avoid a work stoppage. I want to thank you and our guest today, State Representative Jordan Harris.

Thank you very much.

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