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A man looks into the shuttered Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) West Oakland station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART, Unions Back At Bargaining Table Looking To Resolve Medical Leave Dispute

BART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.

12/12/2013

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BART Board Seeks Return To Bargaining Table Over Contract Glitch

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say board members will not be taking a vote on a tentative agreement during a special meeting to discuss a problem regarding a labor deal that settled a second strike.

11/15/2013

Terminal 2 at Oakland International Airport. (CBS)

Oakland Airport Food And Retail Workers Plan Strike During Holidays

Food and retail workers at the Oakland International Airport said Thursday that they plan to strike at some point during the holiday season to protest what they say are unfair labor practices, including low wages.

11/14/2013

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BART’s Largest Union Ratifies 4-Year Contract Deal

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 members voted to approve a tentative agreement reached after a four-day strike last month.

11/02/2013

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC’s Largest Union Begins 3-Day Labor Strike Vote

More labor unrest: The largest union at the University of California kicked off a three-day labor-strike vote on Monday with pension and workers’ rights being the main issues.

10/28/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

BART Unions To Vote On Tentative Contract Agreement Next Friday

Members of BART’s two biggest labor unions will vote next Friday on a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract that the transit agency’s management and union negotiators reached on Monday night, union leaders said Friday.

10/25/2013

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

BART Unions Slam Board Over Deaths Of Workers During Strike

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors passed resolutions honoring the two workers killed on the tracks on October 19, despite protests from union leadership.

10/24/2013

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

New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit Costs

The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.

10/23/2013

AC Transit Bus

Judge Grants 60-Day Cooling-Off Period Approved In AC Transit Strike

At the request of AC Transit management and Gov. Jerry Brown, a judge today granted a 60-day cooling-off period that bars the bus agency’s employees from striking in the next two months.

10/23/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

What Finally Made It Into The BART Deal?

It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday.

10/22/2013

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