Family Leave

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Unions File Lawsuit Over Contract Dispute

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.

12/03/2013

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BART Worker Unions Consider Lawsuit Over Family Leave Provision

After Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors overwhelmingly voted in November to remove a family-leave provision that they said was never supposed to be included in the contract, the agency’s two biggest unions said they may take the issue to a judge to challenge that decision.

12/02/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board, San Francisco (AP)

BART Board Rejects Family Leave Clause; Contract Deal In Jeopardy

The tentative agreement that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike last month was rejected by the agency’s board of directors during Thursday’s vote.

11/21/2013

A man looks into the shuttered Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) West Oakland station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Unions Meet In Wake Of Disputed Provision In Contract

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.

11/18/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Slams BART Management For Disputing Family Leave Clause In Contract

Union officials slammed BART management today, calling a move to scuttle a tentative contract deal and go back to the bargaining table over a disputed family leave policy the “height of incompetence.”

11/16/2013

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California Expands Definition Of Family For Paid Worker Leave

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday expanding California’s Paid Family Leave Program to include workers who take time off to care for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and in-laws.

09/25/2013

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