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