- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Leaders of the union for transit workers in the Reno-area’s bus system say they have at least temporarily averted a strike by agreeing to extend their current contract through the end of July while labor talks continue.

Teamsters Local 533 announced the move Monday, a day after union members overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. The existing two-year contract was to expire at midnight Monday.

Local President Gary Watson says the current contract remains in place through July 31 under the agreement with MV Transportation, the Texas-based contractor managing the system.

Watson said Sunday’s vote did not initiate a strike but that union leadership had been prepared to call a work stoppage at any time beginning July 1. He said too many issues remained unresolved to reach a deal Monday.

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