Consider yourself warned: Philadelphia's transit system, SEPTA, could completely shut down on November 1. The Transit Workers Union 234 voted on Sunday to authorize a strike. So while it's not a guarantee it will happen, it certainly has us watching closely.

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So as the deadline for a strike looms closer, we're realizing how difficult next week could be in Philly for all of us.

SEPTA Workers Authorize a Strike; Here's how your life will be affected:

SEPTA's union voted to authorize a strike on Sunday. It would mark their first strike 2009. Negotiations for a new contract began in July, but they have not reached an agreement to this point. The authorization does not necessarily mean a strike will happen, but here's what we know.

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