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Labor Negotiations

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

New BART Board President Wants Ban On Future Transit Strikes

In the midst of continuing contract talks following two strikes over the past year, the new president of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is looking to ban union workers from walking off the job in the future.

12/19/2013

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Phil Matier: Another Mistake Found In BART Deal With Union

A smaller BART union has been notified of a typo in the contract they have approved.

12/18/2013

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

Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family Leave

Negotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.

12/11/2013

BART union representatives talk to reporters after announcing a strike on October 17, 2013. (CBS)

Phil Matier: What Went Wrong In BART Talks

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.

10/18/2013

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Dems Put Pressure On BART Board To Cut A Deal

The mostly union-backing Democrats warned they would not support a strike and there was no extra money at the state level to increase BART’s offer.

10/16/2013

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

Phil Matier: BART Labor Negotiations Down To Crunch Time

If no deal is made by the end of a cooling off period that expires at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, two of the transit agency’s largest unions could walk off the job on Friday morning.

10/07/2013

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BART Prepares For Strike, May Use Managers To Keep Trains Running

With both sides remaining far apart in the BART labor dispute, the transit agency is looking at managers to operate some trains if a strike occurs.

09/13/2013

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, Unions Seek Progress In Return To Negotiations Next Week

While next week marks the midway point in the BART dispute’s 60-day cooling-off period and the first time for negotiations since it began, neither side expects any serious movement until the following week when talks will center on the dispute’s major economic issues.

09/06/2013

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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