Thomas Hock

BART Unions Lower Demands As Cooling-Off Period Nears EndThe two major unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers said Wednesday they had lowered their contract demands to management in the hopes of avoiding a strike on Oct. 10 when a 60-day cooling off period imposed by the governor expires.
BART Talks Done For Rest Of Week As Deadline Looms CloserThe region appeared to be headed for another Bay Area Rapid Transit Strike after BART management on Wednesday suddenly called off contract talks for the rest of the week.
BART Strike On Hold For Now After Governor IntervenesCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown intervened with an 11th hour order to impose a 7-day inquiry that averted a Bay Area Rapid Transit strike Monday morning, easing the minds of over 400,000 commuters who rely daily on the nation's fifth-largest rail system.
BART GM: There’s Enough Time To Get A New ContractBART's general manager said she understands the public's anxiousness about the possibility of another strike by the transit agency's workers Monday but she believes there's still enough time to reach a deal before then.
BART Unions Slam Chief Negotiator Over Tactics, Being UnavailableLess than two weeks before BART workers could resume their strike, union leaders alleged Monday that management's chief negotiator has a long history of engaging in hardball tactics and accused him of engaging in unfair bargaining.
BART Union Leader Threatens 'Bloodiest, Longest' Strike As Negotiations Set To ResumeThe two sides have until August 4 to reach an agreement or another strike could be in the works.