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

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.

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.