CTA Walkout Possible

CHICAGO (AP) -- Union leaders representing Chicago Transit Agency workers say they've approved a 24-hour job walk-off that would start Sunday night.

The shutdown would affect CTA service in the city and 40 suburbs through Monday.

The Amalgamated Transit Union wants to show the need for more funding and highlight its concerns about workers' pension funds and health insurance.

State lawmakers are struggling to find more money for mass transit. Last month, the CTA board voted to cut 81 bus routes, raise fares to as much as $3.25 and lay off more than 2,000 workers.

Union leaders insist the action is not a strike. But CTA president Ron Huberman says any job action at the CTA is illegal.


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