Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two biggest unions announced Tuesday morning that they were filing a lawsuit contesting the agency board’s vote that approving the tentative labor agreement without a controversial family-leave provision.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and its two largest unions were meeting on Monday to go over the agency’s estimates of how much a disputed contract provision would cost.
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.
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.
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.
BART negotiations were expected to resume bargaining at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Instead, the talks were put off so each side could meet in “caucus” Saturday morning.
BART’s general manager is meeting with union leaders in Oakland Friday but will wait until Saturday to present a new contract proposal as a second strike by the workers looms, an agency spokeswoman said Friday.
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.