MCTS union considers strike, prepares contract counter-proposal

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The head of the union that represents Milwaukee County bus drivers considered going on strike Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The union had not heard back from the county on their latest proposal to end a contract stalemate. 

"I don't want to have to go on strike. Will I? People know we are capable and we have done it before, but why would the company put us in that situation?" asked James Macon, president of ATU Local 998.

The union was considering a strike, but late Wednesday afternoon sent a statement saying they have since heard from the county about their latest proposal.

The union's statement didn't offer specifics about what the county offered, but said they will have a counter-proposal. 

For now, there will be no strike.

MCTS drivers have been working without a contract since April.

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