Bay Area Rapid Transit workers walked off the job Friday for the second time in four months.
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.
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s lead negotiator is presenting union leaders with a new proposal Thursday, the final day of talks before the end of the 60-day-cooling off period.
Health care costs are at the heart of a labor dispute in Contra Costa County that’s been brewing for more than a year and appears poised to bubble over sooner rather than later.
Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents about 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, had recommended that employees approve the tentative agreement, which was reached last Wednesday.
For the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling-off period, Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its unions returned to the bargaining table Monday and resumed negotiations to try and avoid a strike that would result in service shutdown.
Negotiations are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Chris Daly, the political director for Service Employees International Union Local 1021, said a strike is possible on Monday.
Union employees of AC transit said Monday they will walk off the job this week if they don’t reach a contract deal. The news comes just hours after region was spared a strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit operators.
Leah Berlanga, a negotiator for Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents 1,430 mechanics, custodians and clerical workers, was one of many union members who spoke to BART board members at a special meeting of the directors in Oakland this morning.
Commuters endured another tough morning commute because of a Bay Area Rapid Transit worker strike. Meanwhile, there were no new negotiations scheduled between BART management and its employee unions.