No deal reached between RTA and Transit Union, strike is on

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and the union were not able to come to an agreement and the strike will start at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning.

The RTA and the worker’s union met Sunday morning in one last effort to come to an agreement before the possibility of a strike. The news of the strike came around 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

The worker’s union have been working without a contract since 2015 and the president of the ATU Local 1385.

The union wanted healthcare costs to drop and to be able to pay for insurance out-of-pocket.

The RTA says their demands would cost them millions more and would essentially reduce bus service to the public.

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Currently the RTA estimates they carry about 1,000 Dayton Public School students on the average weekday and Huber Heights School tells 2 NEWS they have about 30 students who have bus passes.

The RTA offered a proposal on December 22, their fourth since negations opened in May, according to a statement by the RTA.

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