The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 Negotiating team has agreed to postpone the set strike date of Monday, October 21st. 

The Union has agreed to meet with First Transit management on Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 23rd. 

The negotiating session will be held at Escambia County Area Transit main conference room. 

First Transit manages the ECAT bus system on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners.

"We will reevaluate our position on the strike after we bargain with First Transit, while our bus riders are priority we postpone the strike date because of them, but it has been a year and half with First Transit and it's time the Transit workers have a contract to focus entirely on the job of providing transportation to our bus riders. 

We've gone over 3 years with an expired labor contract under former Management team Veolia Transportation and now First Transit and almost 6 years without a raise and our retirement benefit is completely unfair compared to employees under the Board of County Commissioners."