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Cooling Off Period

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

AC Transit Announces Tentative Agreement With Union

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.

12/20/2013

AC Transit Bus

Judge Grants 60-Day Cooling-Off Period Approved In AC Transit Strike

At the request of AC Transit management and Gov. Jerry Brown, a judge today granted a 60-day cooling-off period that bars the bus agency’s employees from striking in the next two months.

10/23/2013

An AC Transit Bus

Gov. Brown Seeks 60-Day Cooling-Off Period In AC Transit Dispute

Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will seek a 60-day cooling-off period in the labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers, which nearly led to a strike last week.

10/22/2013

A commuter stands inside an Alameda-Contra Costa (AC) Transit bus on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AC Transit Directors Ask For Cooling-Off Period As Strike Looms

AC Transit’s board of directors asked Gov. Jerry Brown to seek a 60-day cooling off period to eliminate the possibility that the bus agency’s employees could go on strike this week.

10/15/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls into the Colma station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Unions Add More Meeting Dates As Deadline Nears

BART management and the unions have agreed to more talks, but it still remains to be scene whether they are getting any closer to an agreement.

09/19/2013

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

BART Talks Done For Rest Of Week As Deadline Looms Closer

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.

09/18/2013

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

BART, Union Return To Bargaining Table With Talks Focused On Safety

Thursday’s meeting between BART management and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 centered on safety proposals and work rules.

09/12/2013

An Amalgamated Transit Union worker wears a hat as he participates in a picket line outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on July 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

One Day After Returning To Negotiating Table, BART Talks Cancelled

One day after returning to the negotiating table, talks between BART and unions representing its workers were called off on Tuesday because of a scheduling conflict.

09/10/2013

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

BART Resumes Talks With Largest Union 1 Month Before Deadline

BART and its largest union resumed negotiations in an ongoing labor dispute Monday, halfway through a 60-day cooling off period. But both sides remained far apart as the deadline approaches.

09/09/2013

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Board President, Unions Frustrated By Lack Of Labor Talks

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.

09/05/2013

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