SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — BART and its largest union resumed negotiations in an ongoing labor dispute Monday, halfway through a 60-day cooling off period. But both sides remained far apart as the deadline approaches.
Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a cooling-off period last month to keep the trains running. Workers could go on strike if there is no resolution by October 10th. In July, BART employees walked off the job for four days.
On August 10th, one day before the cooling off period began; BART issued what it called its final offer. The transit agency proposed a 10 percent raise and a four percent pension contribution over the next four years.