- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The union representing Reno-area transit bus system employees says members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike despite progress in contract talks.

Teamsters Local 533 announced the move in a news release Sunday ahead of a deadline for expiration of the current two-year agreement.

Union President Gary Watson says the vote doesn’t start a strike but allows union leaders to call a work stoppage any time starting Tuesday.

The contract for union employees with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is set to expire at midnight Monday.

Watson says a contract extension is possible and an agreement could be reached with MV Transportation, the Texas-based contractor managing the system.

Local 533 has represented RTC bus system and RTC Access paratransit drivers and support personnel for 25 years.

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