As tensions with management rise, Metro Transit workers have authorized a process that could ultimately lead to a strike.
Now, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 must send the request to strike to its international officials for approval.
Then, local Union President Mike Breihan said they have to wait for a final decision from the mediator, which is expected at the end of this month.
“If we cannot come to an agreement we have to post the results in the paper for ten days,” Breihan said. “After the ten days we could strike if we needed to.”