During MLB All-Star Week, D.C. Metro Workers Vote to Strike

July 16, 2018 AT 10:18 AM

About 9,000 Metro workers could soon go on a three-day strike.

Six-thousand members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 lined up to vote Sunday on whether to authorize a strike. A spokesperson for the union said about 9:30 p.m. that 94 percent of them voted in favor of a strike in “an overwhelming landslide.”

Union leader Jackie Jeter said Sunday a strike has to be authorized by the union's executive board. Jeter said she has to give a five-day notice to WMATA so that the board can meet to discuss the potential strike, but she said the board could meet as soon as Monday.

The vote comes just two days before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Nationals Park, which has attracted thousands to D.C.

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