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Public buses back on the road in Valley after 4-day strike

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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 7:08 am

Tens of thousands of people who rely on buses to get around Phoenix’s eastern suburbs have rides again after drivers reached a tentative agreement Sunday with a national bus company to end a four-day strike.

Bob Bean, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433, said the deal that the union struck with First Transit on Sunday afternoon is favorable for the drivers and was able to let bus service resume in time for Monday morning’s commute.

Bean declined to provide details of the agreement and said union members will have to ratify the agreement within the next week and a half.

Nick Promponas, senior vice president for First Transit Inc., said in a statement that the company is confident that the three-year deal serves the interest of the union employees, people who ride the buses and the company.

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