BART Labor Contract
The Board of Directors voted 8-1 to approve the new labor agreement reached with its two largest unions.
BART is expected to take a final vote Thursday on its revised contract with its two largest employee unions. A yes vote would mean that union members could approve it as early as next week.
After Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors overwhelmingly voted in November to remove a family-leave provision that they said was never supposed to be included in the contract, the agency’s two biggest unions said they may take the issue to a judge to challenge that decision.
Union leaders extended a strike deadline by 24 hours Sunday night, granting Bay Area commuters a day’s grace, but blasted BART leadership for what they called a refusal to negotiate.
One day after returning to the negotiating table, talks between BART and unions representing its workers were called off on Tuesday because of a scheduling conflict.