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Steve Glazer

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit Strikes

With little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.

01/13/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART Walkout

Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.

10/22/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

Thousands Sign Petition To End Transit Strikes In Wake Of BART Walkout

As Bay Area commuters deal with the second BART union strike this year, a movement to ban the state’s public transit workers from striking is gaining steam, according to a politician gathering signatures for the campaign.

10/18/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California Democrats

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.

10/17/2013

Buttons are displayed during a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker SEIU Local 1021 strike authorization vote on June 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. Lawmakers

With BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.

10/16/2013

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

East Bay Lawmaker Pushing For Bill Banning Future Transit Strikes

With the threat of another BART strike looming, an Orinda city councilman is pushing for legislation to ban transit workers from walking off the job.

09/30/2013

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Orinda Councilman Petitions For Ban On Transit Worker Strikes

Councilman Steve Glazer, a candidate for state Assembly and longtime advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown, launched a petition Thursday in favor of prohibiting transit worker strikes statewide.

09/26/2013