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Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Slams BART Management For Disputing Family Leave Clause In Contract

Union officials slammed BART management today, calling a move to scuttle a tentative contract deal and go back to the bargaining table over a disputed family leave policy the “height of incompetence.”

11/16/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Largest BART Unions Approve Contract Agreement

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.

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)

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

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)

Phil Matier: The Bottom Line On The BART Deal

It’s expected that members of Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two biggest unions will ratify the tentative agreements reached with management this past Monday that ended the crippling four-day strike.

10/23/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Unions Head Back To Bargaining Table

Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit rail system and its striking unions returned to the bargaining table Monday, raising hopes among the region’s frustrated commuters.

10/21/2013

BART union representatives talk to reporters after announcing a strike on October 17, 2013. (CBS)

Phil Matier: What Went Wrong In BART Talks

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown joined the KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle insider to take a look at how things fell apart so drastically at the last minute of BART labor negotiations.

10/18/2013

Federal mediator George Cohen arrives to make a statement to the press after an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) agreed to continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners for an additional 7 days. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Federal Mediator Making Impact On BART Contract Talks

A federal mediator brought in to Bay Area Rapid Transit contracts talks seems to be having the effect of smoothing over roadblocks to a possible agreement, according to sources close to the talks.

10/15/2013

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

Transit Agencies Lay Out Plans In Case Of 2nd BART Strike

With less than three days until the cooling-off period expires, BART management and union leaders continued negotiations Tuesday. Meanwhile, transit agencies are firming up contingency plans if a second strike is called.

10/08/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Leader Says BART Contract Talks Were Unproductive As Strike Deadline Looms

BART management met with union leaders again Tuesday to try to reach an agreement before the contract for the transit agency’s employees expires Sunday night but a union official said the talks weren’t productive.

07/30/2013

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