AC Transit Strike
At the request of AC Transit management and Gov. Jerry Brown, a judge today granted a 60-day cooling-off period that bars the bus agency’s employees from striking in the next two months.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will seek a 60-day cooling-off period in the labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers, which nearly led to a strike last week.
A three-person panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown was holding a hearing Monday on a labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers that nearly led to a strike last week.
With BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.
AC Transit’s board of directors asked Gov. Jerry Brown to seek a 60-day cooling off period to eliminate the possibility that the bus agency’s employees could go on strike this week.
On the heels of a possible BART strike, workers for AC Transit issued their own 72-hour strike notice on Monday, which could lead to a possible walkout Thursday morning.
AC Transit workers have voted to reject a tentative contract agreement reached with management last week, union officials said Sunday.
The union representing nearly 1,800 AC transit workers said it reached a tentative contract agreement with the agency late Tuesday night, averting a strike that would have impacted more than 180,000 daily riders.
Union employees of AC transit said Monday they will walk off the job this week if they don’t reach a contract deal. The news comes just hours after region was spared a strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit operators.
Labor talks between AC Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 continued after the existing contract expired Sunday night, with both sides indicating that busses would operate as usual on Monday.