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Thomas Hock

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Unions Lower Demands As Cooling-Off Period Nears End

The 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.

10/02/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Talks Done For Rest Of Week As Deadline Looms Closer

The 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.

09/18/2013

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Strike On Hold For Now After Governor Intervenes

California 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.

08/04/2013

New BART General Manager Grace Crunican (Courtesy Photo)

BART GM: There’s Enough Time To Get A New Contract

BART’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.

08/02/2013

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

BART Unions Slam Chief Negotiator Over Tactics, Being Unavailable

Less 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.

07/22/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

BART Union Leader Threatens ‘Bloodiest, Longest’ Strike As Negotiations Set To Resume

The two sides have until August 4 to reach an agreement or another strike could be in the works.

07/12/2013

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