Amalgamated Transit Union
A Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.
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.
Bay Area Rapid Transit labor talks broke down on Saturday and union officials declared, despite having another day before their contract runs out, that there would be a strike. The move leaves hundreds of thousands of commuters potentially stranded for Monday’s commute to work.
While BART workers may strike, union workers at AC Transit have voted to authorize a strike if they and their transit agency can’t agree on a new contract.
Already acrimonious contract negotiations between BART and its unions are heating up even more, now that union leaders say they’re taking legal action.
A BART station agent is being charged for filing a false police report that led to a man being jailed. BART claims the agent filed the report to pressure the agency in contract negotiations with unions.
Bay Area Rapid Transit workers placed leaflets at stations around the Bay Area Thursday morning as their contract talks with management has become increasingly contentious.
BART is warning its passengers that there could be a strike by one or more of its employee unions in the next several weeks, but one union representative thinks that warning is premature.
A call is going out for more safety and protection for AC Transit bus drivers and passengers in North Richmond.
City voters unhappy with public transit took their anger out their frustration with Muni at the ballot box, approving a measure that eliminates salary guarantees for drivers and train operators.