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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)

BART To Hire 3rd-Party Consultant To Review Labor Negotiation Breakdowns

Bay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year’s labor battle that included two strikes.

04/11/2014

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Federal Mediator Reviewing San Jose’s Latest Contract Offer To Police Union

After being at odds for almost a year, the City of San Jose will make a new contract offer to the city’s police officers’ union next week with a federal mediator involved.

11/08/2013

Passengers aboard an idle BART train at West Oakland station Wednesday during a delay caused by a stalled train in the Transbay Tube. (Brian Yuen)

BART Negotiations Continue, Unions To Give 10PM Notice On Service

Labor unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers said they will tell frustrated riders in advance whether trains will be running Thursday or workers will possibly go on strike at midnight.

10/16/2013

A sign is posted outside of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Rockridge station on August 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. San Francisco Bay Area commuters are bracing for the possibility of a BART strike as a 30-day contract extension is set to expire on August 4 at midnight. Unions representing BART workers announced a 72-hour notice of intent to strike yesterday as BART management and union officials continue to negotiate a new contract. An estimated 400,000 people ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Talks Resume; No New Strike Notice Set

Negotiators for Bay Area Rapid Transit and its labor unions resumed negotiations Tuesday afternoon, just hours after marathon negotiations that ended during Tuesday morning’s commute.

10/15/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Unions Reach Pension Agreement As Contract Talks Continue

Progress was made in BART labor contract negotiations on Thursday after unions presented a counter offer to the transit system’s management and an agreement was made over pensions.

10/03/2013

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

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Implores BART, Unions To Reach Deal Before End Of Cooling Off Period

For the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling-off period, Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its unions returned to the bargaining table Monday and resumed negotiations to try and avoid a strike that would result in service shutdown.

09/16/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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Hayward City Employees Return To Work After 3-Day Strike

Picket lines cleared Thursday afternoon as a three-day strike by Hayward workers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 1021 comes to an end.

08/15/2013

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Hayward City Workers Launch 3-Day Strike Over Contract Negotiations

City workers in Hayward were launching a three-day strike and rally beginning Tuesday morning to demand further contract negotiations.

08/13/2013

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