Teachers at about 20 Oakland public schools are working the minimum number of required hours in a labor action to protest the slow pace of contract negotiations, teacher union president Trish Gorham said Friday.
AC Transit and the union representing its drivers and mechanics have been talking for the past two weeks ago, hoping to hammer out a deal before a 60-day cooling off period ends on Sunday.
BART and its two biggest labor unions returned to the bargaining table Wednesday to make another attempt to resolve a dispute over a contract provision that calls for employees to receive up to six weeks of paid family medical leave annually.
The region appeared to be headed for another Bay Area Rapid Transit Strike after BART management on Wednesday suddenly called off contract talks for the rest of the week.
The Bay Area could see the start of another BART strike as early as October 11th if negotiations that resumed this week fail to lead to an agreement.
Both sides in the Bay Area Rapid Transit labor dispute are talking about the lack of progress in negotiations, since the 60-day cooling off period started nearly a month ago.
BART is warning its passengers that there could be a strike by one or more of its employee unions in the next several weeks, but one union representative thinks that warning is premature.
BART management has requested assistance from a state mediator because of stalled contract negotiations with its labor unions, the transit agency announced Tuesday.
BART’s labor unions say they’re upset that the transit district will spend $400,000 for a private negotiator for contract talks set to begin next week.
Six weeks before BART begins new contract talks with one of its transit workers’ unions, a new report has surfaced that sheds light on the practice by some employees of not showing up for work.