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.
Tensions escalated at the BART bargaining table Monday with the possibility of a strike on Tuesday appearing to grow stronger.
Negotiators for union workers at the East Bay Regional Park District have reached a tentative agreement with management that averts a two-day strike that had been planned for Thursday and Friday.
Most city of Oakland services were stopped Monday because of a one-day strike by unions representing 2,470 city employees.
Although BART trains weren’t running, BART provided 58 charter buses to carry people between the El Cerrito del Norte, Walnut Creek, Dublin-Pleasanton and Fremont stations to a spot near the San Francisco Transbay Terminal.
The San Francisco Symphony has reached a tentative contract agreement with striking musicians and performances are expected to resume this week, officials said Sunday.
Striking San Francisco Symphony musicians rejected a federal mediator’s proposal to resume playing concerts during a “cooling off” period.
Statements from a Raley’s spokesman and from the United Food and Commercial Workers union said talks between both sides resumed Sunday morning.