Contract Negotiations

Muni Riders

SF Muni Director To KPIX 5: ‘Lots’ Of Options To Deal With Sickouts

Ed Reiskin, director of transportation of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, spoke with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier Sunday about the status of Muni contract negotiations and whether the recent sickout action by some Muni employees is likely to continue.


Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Deadline Nears, Union Leader Warns Riders To Prepare

Tensions escalated at the BART bargaining table Monday with the possibility of a strike on Tuesday appearing to grow stronger.


San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Police Officers Reject City’s Contract Offer, 3 Percent Raise

In a near unanimous decision, San Jose police officers have rejected the city’s latest one-year contract offer, which included a three-percent raise.


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

BART Unions Send New Proposal To Management As Deadline Nears

With a possible second strike looming, unions representing BART workers said they have put forward a new labor contract proposal to management Tuesday.


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)

BART Unions Considering Concessions On Wages, Pensions, Medical

BART employee unions were considering reducing requested wage hikes and agreeing to pay pension premiums and higher medical insurance costs at labor contract talks in Oakland Saturday.


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BART, Unions Back At Bargaining Table; Gov. Brown To Seek 2-Month Cooling Off Period

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency and two of its largest unions have returned to the bargaining table, as a cooling-off period that would avert a possible train strike on Monday looms.


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

Gov. Brown To Seek 60-Day Cooling Off Period For BART

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that he planned to seek a court order for 60-day cooling off period on Sunday if the Bay Area Rapid Transit contract dispute is not resolved by then.


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

BART, Unions Hope To Resolve Labor Dispute Ahead Of August Deadline

BART trains are running at full strength after last week’s crippling strike, but with only a 30-day contract extension, state mediators have their work cut out for them.


commuters, BART strike

BART Riders Try To Cope With Alternatives On Day 2 Of Strike

BART riders are finding other ways to get to work on day two of the BART strike and most would like to see both sides back at the bargaining table.


AC Transit Bus

AC Transit Workers May Strike At Same Time As BART

While BART workers may strike, union workers at AC Transit have voted to authorize a strike if they and their transit agency can’t agree on a new contract.