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UPDATE: No Bus Strike In Phoenix Come Monday; Union Contract Extended to August 15

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Phoenix bus-riders have been spared a bus strike come Monday ...

The Teamsters Local Union No. 104, which represents the employees who fuel and clean the buses, extended its contract until August 15.

The other two unions that represent Veolia Transportation employees already had agreed to extend talks.

The bus mechanics union (International Union of Operating Engineers Local 428) agreed yesterday to extend its contract to August 15, and the bus operators union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433, has extended its contract until Sept. 30.

"It's a good sign that they're still talking," said Debra Stark, executive assistant to the City Manager, who oversees the city's Public Transit Department.

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