OAKLAND (KCBS) – A new round of labor negotiations has begun between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and two of its largest unions.
The four-year contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 expires June 30. Union leaders, representing mostly train operators and station agents, say their workers deserve pay raises.
The unions noted its members haven’t received a pay increase in four years, despite an improving economy.
In a published statement, BART General Manager Grace Crunican said “contract negotiations will focus on important adjustments to employee healthcare, pension plans and work rules that are necessary to create a modern and economically sustainable contract.”