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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:39 PM

 

Philly SEPTA strike: Who can we urge to aid in negotiations while there is time?

I can't stress how important it is that Philly residents get to the polls on Election Day. PA is a critical swing state and Philly is the reason it swings BLUE!

Does anyone have suggestions on how or who we can contact to help while there is still time? Anthony Williams is the Dem Senator.
[link:http://www.senatoranthonyhwilliams.com/contact|

Email: [email protected]

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Reply Philly SEPTA strike: Who can we urge to aid in negotiations while there is time? (Original post)
NastyWomen Nov 2016 OP
jberryhill Nov 2016 #1
NastyWomen Nov 2016 #2
jberryhill Nov 2016 #4
NastyWomen Nov 2016 #5
NastyWomen Nov 2016 #3
JustinL Nov 2016 #8
jberryhill Nov 2016 #9
PeteSelman Nov 2016 #6
jberryhill Nov 2016 #10
PeteSelman Nov 2016 #12
yeoman6987 Nov 2016 #7
jberryhill Nov 2016 #11
PeteSelman Nov 2016 #13
msanthrope Nov 2016 #14

Response to NastyWomen (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:45 PM

1. SEPTA is pursuing an injunction for a work order on November 8

 


This is under control.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:53 PM

2. I saw that on ABC 6

 

this morning. They said union officials refusing to backdown even for Election Day. I am unfamiliar with how the injunction would work, but how can it force individuals to show up for work? I've never had any union dealings personally, so I'm really dumb here.

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Response to NastyWomen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:57 PM

4. The court can order the union back to work

 


If the union refuses, they can be sanctioned. Typically, a judge will set $X per hour, where X is a large number, as a penalty for contempt.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:02 PM

5. Thanks! N/T

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 05:02 PM

8. do you know of any precedent for extending the polling hours in this situation?

The concern I've seen expressed isn't so much that people won't be able to get from their homes to their polling places, but rather that they won't be home in time to vote.

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Response to JustinL (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 06:01 PM

9. In Pennsylvania, if you are in line by 8 PM, you are voting

 


The location will stay open as long as necessary for anyone to vote if they are in line by 8 PM.

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Response to NastyWomen (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:13 PM

6. Polling places here are within a block or two of your house.

No one really needs to take a bus to get to one. Maybe the suburbs do but in the city proper? No. My polling place is literally 200 feet from my front door.

That's good for us.

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Response to PeteSelman (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 07:51 PM

10. They need to get home from work

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 08:00 PM

12. Doh! Good point.

I hadn't considered that.

All of the building trades local unions are sending out caravans to drive people to the polls.

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Response to NastyWomen (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 04:22 PM

7. I heard that most people have polls within 1 mile of their homes

 

That is why you don't see this in the media because it is a non issue. Even weather is going to cooperate.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 07:52 PM

11. Most people in Philadelphia do not work 1 mile from their home

 

If you live in South Philly and work in Center City, you have a hike.

All of suburban Philadelphia uses SEPTA as well. It's an extensive regional system.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 08:02 PM

13. I've been making that walk every day this week.

A 46 block round trip.

It's not too bad but it's certainly not ideal.

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Response to NastyWomen (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 08:15 PM

14. You seem concerned. nt

 

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