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Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station 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. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To Hire 3rd-Party Consultant To Review Labor Negotiation Breakdowns

Bay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year’s labor battle that included two strikes.

04/11/2014

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Berkeley Police Officer’s Union Makes Push For Tasers After Cop Assaulted

The head of the union that represents Berkeley police officers said Wednesday that a suspect’s alleged attack on an officer on Monday illustrates why officers in Berkeley need to have Tasers.

04/09/2014

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

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

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 Negotiator Puts New Offer On Table As Deadline Looms

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.

10/10/2013

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Union Representing Some County Employees in Contra Costa Threatens Strike

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.

10/08/2013

AC Transit Bus

AC Transit Workers Vote To Reject Contract Agreement

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.

10/02/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Implores BART, Unions To Reach Deal Before End Of Cooling Off Period

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.

09/16/2013

Commuters line up as they wait to board an AC Transit bus on July 1, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Talks Continue; Unions Call Cooling-Off Period A Delay

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.

08/08/2013

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AC Transit Workers Set Wednesday Strike Date

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.

08/05/2013

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