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Talks continue between Philadelphia transit agency, workers

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Talks between Philadelphia's transit agency and the union representing striking workers have been continuing this weekend, but there's no word on any progress.

A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the two sides met Friday night and more talks were expected Saturday.

The union's 4,700 workers walked off the job after midnight Monday, shutting down transit service that provides about 900,000 rides a day. Pensions, work rules and health care costs are among the issues on the bargaining table.

A judge is scheduled to hear more arguments Monday on SEPTA's bid to force an end to the walkout on the grounds that it endangers public health and safety as well as the right of residents to vote in Tuesday's election.

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