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One Day After Returning To Negotiating Table, BART Talks Cancelled

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An Amalgamated Transit Union worker wears a hat as he participates in a picket line outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on July 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

An Amalgamated Transit Union worker wears a hat as he participates in a picket line outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on July 1, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OAKLAND (KCBS)— One day after returning to the negotiating table, talks between BART and unions representing its workers were called off on Tuesday.

BART said that one of the two unions canceled the negotiating session because of a scheduling conflict.

BART said its latest contract offer will put thousands more dollars in the pockets of BART workers, but the unions denied that and said it would actually cost their members’ money.

Governor Jerry Brown’s 60-day cooling off period imposed to prevent a strike is set to expire at midnight October 10th.

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