LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leaders of the labor union representing 4,300 striking bus and light rail operators are set to plan their next move, which could include returning to work after nearly three weeks.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials and union leaders on Tuesday were unable to reach a tentative agreement over pay increases and health benefits.
At a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, members of the United Transportation Union will be asked what they want to do, union leader James Williams said.
Gov. Gray Davis has requested they consider returning to work for a week while negotiations continue.
The drivers struck the Metropolitan Transit Authority on Sept. 16, and clerks, mechanics and supervisors honored the picket lines. However, unions representing 2,300 mechanics and supervisors recommended Monday that members return to work for a seven-day "cooling-off" period.
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