SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — In a rare nighttime meeting on Thursday, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors president introduced a proposal calling for a ban on BART worker strikes, a proposal that was met with skepticism.
BART Board President Joel Keller said he wants the public to have an advisory vote in November on whether the California Legislature should ban future BART strikes. He said he’d like to see binding arbitration replace work stoppages.
“Unless we find a way to do things differently here at BART, I’m afraid our brand which includes not only the board, the management but the workers as well is going to be damaged,” he said.
“To say that nothing can be done is really throwing up your hands and giving in to dysfunction and I’m just simply not willing to do that.”