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‘Frustrating’ BART Negotiatons Resume

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OAKLAND (KCBS) — Striking San Francisco Bay Area rail workers and transit agency officials have returned to the bargaining table for talks that one union leader described as “frustrating.”

Joe Bomberger with the Service Employees International Union told reporters as he entered the negotiating site in Oakland Thursday that Bay Area Rapid Transit officials were not “substantially addressing” any of the safety concerns that the unions have for the public and workers.

Bomberger was then pulled away by another union official. The two sides have been told by a state mediator not to speak to the media.

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Pay raises are at the heart of the dispute as well as BART’s desire to increase health premiums and to have employees pay a portion of their pension costs.

A BART spokesman said once a settlement was reached it would take at least 12 hours for service to resume.

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