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ATU Local 1555

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BART’s Largest Union Ratifies 4-Year Contract Deal

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 members voted to approve a tentative agreement reached after a four-day strike last month.

11/02/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART’s Unions Voting Over Tentative Agreement

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers were voting Friday on the tentative agreement which ended the recent BART strike. The majority of the two biggest unions must support the deal for it to pass.

11/01/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Unions To Vote On Tentative Contract Agreement Next Friday

Members of BART’s two biggest labor unions will vote next Friday on a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract that the transit agency’s management and union negotiators reached on Monday night, union leaders said Friday.

10/25/2013

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

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit Costs

The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.

10/23/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What Finally Made It Into The BART Deal?

It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday.

10/22/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART Walkout

Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.

10/22/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Over, Limited Train Service Tuesday Morning

Bay Area Rapid Transit spokeswoman Alicia Trost said limited service would begin Tuesday at 4 a.m. on all lines. BART officials hoped trains would be running at full strength in time for the afternoon commute.

10/21/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Enters 2nd Day, Management Rejects Unions’ Offer

In a statement released Friday night, BART officials said it “has received no indication that (workers at Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555) will return to work” on Saturday.

10/18/2013

Commuters line up to board the San Francisco Bay Ferry on the first day of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike on October 18, 2013 in Oakland, California. For the second time this year, BART workers have gone on strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart on Thursday afternoon. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gridlock Throughout Bay Area On 1st Day Of BART Strike

he Friday evening commute was a little longer than usual for many Bay Area commuters, with would-be BART riders scrambling for alternate forms of transportation to get to and from work due to the BART strike.

10/18/2013

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