BART Labor Contract

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

BART Board Approves New Contract, Heads To Unions For Approval

The Board of Directors voted 8-1 to approve the new labor agreement reached with its two largest unions.


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BART Expected To Make Final Vote On Revised Contract With 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.


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BART Worker Unions Consider Lawsuit Over Family Leave Provision

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.


BART Negotiations

BART Unions Say No Strike Monday, Still Possible For Tuesday

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.


An Amalgamated Transit Union worker wears a hat as he participates in a picket line outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on July 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

One Day After Returning To Negotiating Table, BART Talks Cancelled

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.