Negotiations

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.

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.

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.

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

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Union Leader Says BART Contract Talks Were Unproductive As Strike Deadline Looms

BART management met with union leaders again Tuesday to try to reach an agreement before the contract for the transit agency’s employees expires Sunday night but a union official said the talks weren’t productive.

07/30/2013

Commuters line up to wait for an AC Transit bus 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)

KCBS Cover Story: Buses The Primary Option To Replace Striking BART Trains

With another BART strike looming, commuters may have to find an alternate way of getting around.

07/30/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Employee Health Care, Pensions Eating Up BART Revenues

As negotiations are currently at a stalemate, issues like pension, health care and payback for unused sick days are coming to the forefront.

07/24/2013

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