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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday’s meeting between BART management and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 centered on safety proposals and work rules.
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.
City workers in Hayward were launching a three-day strike and rally beginning Tuesday morning to demand further contract negotiations.