Chicago Megabus drivers could go on strike next week if negotiations over a contract agreement break down with the company.
Wages are a key sticking point in the negotiations.
"The biggest issue is the wage," United Workers of America (UWA) President Stephen Sombrotto told Crain's Chicago Business. UWA Local 322 represents Chicago Megabus drivers.
"In Chicago, the great majority of the people make $15. Chicago was the very first terminal in the U.S., and yet they've fallen behind everyone else," Sombrotto said, adding that drivers in other states like New Jersey and Maryland get paid over $21 an hour.
A strike could occur next Wednesday if both sides fail to reach an agreement or a plan to continue negotiations, according to the union.
According to the Megabus company, the next negotiating sessions with the union are slated for Tuesday and Wednesday.