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Commuters line up to board an AC Transit bus on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lines, Gridlock Greet Commuters As BART Strike Grinds On

With a new workweek getting under way and no end to the BART strike in sight, Bay Area commuters set their alarms early again and set out on buses and ferries to make the long journey to work.

10/21/2013

Pay gates sit empty at the North Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station July 1, 2013 in Berkeley, 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)

BART Workers Resume Commute-Crippling Strike

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers walked off the job Friday for the second time in four months.

10/18/2013

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Work Rules Emerged As Key Issue In BART Contract Talks

Work rules for employees emerged as a key issue in BART contract negotiations that resulted in union leaders announcing Thursday that workers will go on strike Friday.

10/17/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

BART Union Announces Plan For Midnight Strike

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations Thursday as union representatives announced that the talks have failed and workers will strike at midnight.

10/17/2013

BART Negotiations

Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd Day

A marathon bargaining session between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its two biggest labor unions that began Wednesday morning lasted all night and was continuing Thursday, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

10/17/2013

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Trains Running Thursday, Mediator Says Progress Being Made

Bay Area Rapid Transit will continue to run train service as unions and management agreed to extend labor talks Wednesday night.

10/16/2013

AC Transit Bus Stop

Brown Stalls AC Transit Strike, Appoints Board To Investigate Dispute

California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a board to investigate the contract dispute between Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and one of its unions, putting off the threat of a strike this week.

10/16/2013

Passengers aboard an idle BART train at West Oakland station Wednesday during a delay caused by a stalled train in the Transbay Tube. (Brian Yuen)

BART Negotiations Continue, Unions To Give 10PM Notice On Service

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.

10/16/2013

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Trains To Run Wednesday, Mediator Says Both Sides Still Talking

Federal mediator George Cohen said Tuesday night that parties have made some progress in the intense negotiations to avoid a second strike in more than three months.

10/15/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

BART Trains Running Tuesday As Negotiations Continue

Bay Area Rapid Transit will continue to run train service after unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight deadline.

10/15/2013

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