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Deal elusive in Milwaukee County transit labor dispute


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A deal remains elusive for Milwaukee County union bus drivers weeks after they went on a three-day strike.
The early July strike disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of county residents. But more than three weeks later, the Milwaukee County Transit System and the union representing its drivers and mechanics appear no closer to reaching a new contract.

The Journal Sentinel reports the two sides are scheduled to meet Thursday for the first time since the strike.

On Friday, MCTS Managing Director Dan Boehm said there was a gap of $10 million in the offers and counteroffers from the two sides the last time they met.

The old contract ended March 31. Drivers and mechanics have been working without a contract since the last extension ended June 29.

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