OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Negotiators for Bay Area Rapid Transit and its labor unions resumed negotiations Tuesday afternoon, just hours after marathon negotiations that ended during Tuesday morning’s commute.
Contract talks began in April but so far BART management has been unable to reach an agreement with its two largest unions.
The stalemate resulted in a four-and-a-half-day strike at the beginning of July and has come close to causing a strike on several other occasions, including Tuesday.
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Leaders of Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents 1,430 mechanics, custodians and clerical workers, and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents 945 station agents, train operators and clerical workers, had said they would go on strike Tuesday if an agreement hadn’t been reached by the end of the day on Monday.