Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who investigators believe intentionally set a man on fire aboard an AC Transit bus Monday evening.
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.
California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a board to investigate the contract dispute between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and one of its unions, putting off the threat of a strike this week.
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.
A male victim may have shot himself in the leg while aboard an AC Transit bus near the Oakland hills Tuesday afternoon, an AC Transit spokesman said.
With less than three days until the cooling-off period expires, BART management and union leaders continued negotiations Tuesday. Meanwhile, transit agencies are firming up contingency plans if a second strike is called.
Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents about 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, had recommended that employees approve the tentative agreement, which was reached last Wednesday.