SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The walkout by BART’s employees is now in full effect and Gov. Brown has been reluctant to call for a 60-day cooling-off period because that could likely have a bigger effect as the commute, at that time, will be flooded with people returning to school. But the dynamic between the transit agency and its union employees is just one example of the current state of public employee unions and management.
Now we are going to see large BART employee rallies and even bigger traffic back-ups while both sides continue to square off. Some people are surprised about the timing of the walkout because the 4th of July weekend is coming up—many people are only going to work for half the week or go on holiday anyway. So the strike could last a week but the major impact would be the first couple of days.