Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555

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BART Union Approves Tentative Agreement

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents 945 station agents and train operators, approved a tentative four-year BART agreement on Friday night, according to union representatives.

01/04/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Largest BART Unions Approve Contract Agreement

A second BART union whose members walked off the job during two strikes this year has approved a tentative contract agreement with the transit agency’s management.

11/02/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hard Feelings Lingering Between BART, Unions

Bay Area Rapid Transit are preparing to vote soon on the tentative contract agreement amid a relationship with BART management that has been fractured by tough negotiations and the deaths of two workers during the second strike.

10/25/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

End Of BART 60-Day Cooling Off Period Less Than A Week Away

With less than a week remaining before a 60-day cooling off period ends BART and its unions went back to the bargaining table Friday morning in hopes of avoiding another transit strike on October 11th.

10/04/2013

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Strike On Hold For Now After Governor Intervenes

California Gov. Jerry Brown intervened with an 11th hour order to impose a 7-day inquiry that averted a Bay Area Rapid Transit strike Monday morning, easing the minds of over 400,000 commuters who rely daily on the nation’s fifth-largest rail system.

08/04/2013

New BART General Manager Grace Crunican (Courtesy Photo)

BART GM: There’s Enough Time To Get A New Contract

BART’s general manager said she understands the public’s anxiousness about the possibility of another strike by the transit agency’s workers Monday but she believes there’s still enough time to reach a deal before then.

08/02/2013

Commuters line up as they wait to board an AC Transit bus on July 1, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Notice Could Be Given By End Of Day

Union leaders for Bay Area Rapid Transit workers said they would deliver a 72-hour strike notice at the end of the day if major progress isn’t made Thursday in contract talks.

08/01/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Leader Says BART Contract Talks Were Unproductive As Strike Deadline Looms

BART management met with union leaders again Tuesday to try to reach an agreement before the contract for the transit agency’s employees expires Sunday night but a union official said the talks weren’t productive.

07/30/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Contract Talks Resume With Less Than 3 Weeks To Reach Deal

BART labor contract talks resumed on Monday after negotiators took a break over the weekend and so far neither side sounds terribly optimistic.

07/15/2013

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Contract Negotiations Between BART, Labor Union Set to Begin

Union leaders for the mechanics, station agents and train operators who make up the local Amalgamated Transit Union, are going into the talks seemingly frustrated with the transit agency.

05/13/2013

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