Public Unions

Four Day Bus Driver Strike in Phoenix Ends With Contract Deal

3-year deal negotiated

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Union bus drivers reached a contract agreement with managers on Sunday to end a four-day strike that left 57,000 Phoenix-area commuters scrambling for alternate routes to work, officials said.

Union officials said striking drivers are expected to return to work in time for the Monday morning commute after marathon negotiations produced a tentative three-year pact between Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 and bus operator First Transit Inc, which is part of FirstGroup Plc.