Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike

FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — After years without a new contract, the Washington Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for this week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Union leaders haven’t decided whether or when they’ll declare the strike. They’re waiting on a management response, expected Monday.

The Amalgamated Transit Union represents includes around 8,000 of Metro’s 12,500 active workers...

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