Talks between CATS drivers, transportation officials ends in imapasse


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Negotiations resumed Tuesday between the Charlotte Area Transit Systems bus drivers' union and transportation management of Charlotte.

Channel 9 learned representatives from both sides started a new round of talks at 9 a.m.

The main sticking point is still that drivers with seniority want first pick of routes, schedules and days off.

For months CATS drivers have been working under temporary contract extensions with no final deal.

The talks ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday in an imapasse with no agreement.  There are no plans to meet again Wednesday.

They have threatened to strike if an agreement is not reached.

A strike could impact 80,000 riders per day.

The current extension expires Monday night.

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