The head of a Northern California transit workers union on Thursday called for a criminal investigation into the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train while BART workers were on strike.
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.
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 members voted to approve a tentative agreement reached after a four-day strike last month.
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.
A state legislative committee is planning to hold a hearing in response to the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train.
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.
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.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors passed resolutions honoring the two workers killed on the tracks on October 19, despite protests from union leadership.
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.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism at BART’s Richmond maintenance yard during the recent strike, and investigators are looking into whether they are responsible for other graffiti sprees that occurred throughout the system during the same time period.