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.
While BART and its unions remain without a contract agreement, a state committee voted on Wednesday to open the transit agency’s books and audit their finance and employment practices. The results, however, won’t be known for months.
The two largest unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers gave BART management a 72-hour strike notice on Thursday night, signaling their intent to walk off the job on July 1 if a new contract agreement is not reached.
The workers’ four-year contract expires June 30. The union leaders, representing mostly train operators and station agents, say their workers deserve pay raises.