SEIU Local 1021
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.
The tentative agreement that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike last month was rejected by the agency’s board of directors during Thursday’s vote.
Attorneys for BART and its unions were meeting on Monday, trying to put a dollar amount on a family medical leave clause that the agency claims was inadvertently included in the final contract.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say board members will not be taking a vote on a tentative agreement during a special meeting to discuss a problem regarding a labor deal that settled a second strike.
BART management has taken issue with a provision in the tentative agreement that ended a strike by two unions last month potentially throwing the contract’s ratification by the BART board in jeopardy, BART officials said.
Service Employees International Union Local 1021 members voted to approve a tentative agreement reached after a four-day strike last month.
Bay Area Rapid Transit workers were voting Friday on the tentative agreement which ended the recent BART strike. The majority of the two biggest unions must support the deal for it to pass.
Members of BART’s two biggest labor unions will vote next Friday on a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract that the transit agency’s management and union negotiators reached on Monday night, union leaders said Friday.
The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.
It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday.