Sides reach tentative agreement in Tucson, Arizona, bus strike; workers to vote on proposal

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Officials say the transit bus system in Tucson, Arizona, and a union representing hundreds of workers have reached a tentative contract agreement to end a strike that began Aug. 6.

Teamsters Local 104 says Sun Tran workers will vote late Wednesday on the tentative deal with Professional Transit Management.

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Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild calls the tentative agreement for a two-year contract a blend of previous proposals.

Details of the tentative agreement were not released. Negotiating issues included pay and safety conditions.

The strike began after the sides failed to agree on a new contract. The walkout has forced the system to dramatically reduce service.

The union represents 530 drivers, mechanics and other workers.