bus strike http://knau.org en Union: Progress Made in Phoenix Bus Strike Talks http://knau.org/post/union-progress-made-phoenix-bus-strike-talks <p>The president of the union representing striking&nbsp;Phoenix bus drivers says major progress has been made in negotiations with their employer.</p><p>Union president Bob Bean told The Associated Press that he is hoping a final deal can be reached Wednesday to end the strike that&nbsp;began Saturday.</p><p>If a deal is reached, about 640 drivers for Veolia Transportation Services could vote on the contract Thursday.</p><p>Bean says the two sides have yet to discuss the contract with&nbsp;310 striking Tempe drivers.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:20:41 +0000 Associated Press 10727 at http://knau.org