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.
With BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.
The mostly union-backing Democrats warned they would not support a strike and there was no extra money at the state level to increase BART’s offer.
Tensions escalated at the BART bargaining table Monday with the possibility of a strike on Tuesday appearing to grow stronger.
Bay Area Rapid Transit was running trains as usual Friday after unions and management agreed to continue labor talks past a midnight deadline.
BART unions and management remained without a deal entering the final hours of the cooling-off period, opening the door for a possible strike. A new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found Bay Area residents are overwhelmingly against a walkout.
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.
With the threat of another BART strike looming, an Orinda city councilman is pushing for legislation to ban transit workers from walking off the job.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who drew national attention as a result of his successful pension reform campaign is in the spotlight again. This time his proposal is to amend the California constitution to further those goals with a ballot measure in the November election.