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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

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART Walkout

Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.

10/22/2013

An AC Transit Bus

Gov. Brown Seeks 60-Day Cooling-Off Period In AC Transit Dispute

Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will seek a 60-day cooling-off period in the labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers, which nearly led to a strike last week.

10/22/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Enters 2nd Day, Management Rejects Unions’ Offer

In a statement released Friday night, BART officials said it “has received no indication that (workers at Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555) will return to work” on Saturday.

10/18/2013

Commuters line up to board the San Francisco Bay Ferry on the first day of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike on October 18, 2013 in Oakland, California. For the second time this year, BART workers have gone on strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart on Thursday afternoon. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gridlock Throughout Bay Area On 1st Day Of BART Strike

he Friday evening commute was a little longer than usual for many Bay Area commuters, with would-be BART riders scrambling for alternate forms of transportation to get to and from work due to the BART strike.

10/18/2013

A sign is posted outside of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Rockridge station on August 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. San Francisco Bay Area commuters are bracing for the possibility of a BART strike as a 30-day contract extension is set to expire on August 4 at midnight. Unions representing BART workers announced a 72-hour notice of intent to strike yesterday as BART management and union officials continue to negotiate a new contract. An estimated 400,000 people ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Details Work Rule Changes, Striking Workers Denounce Proposal

BART General Manager Grace Crunican said Friday that management wants to change work rules for its employees in order to save money and make the transit system operate more efficiently.

10/18/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

Thousands Sign Petition To End Transit Strikes In Wake Of BART Walkout

As Bay Area commuters deal with the second BART union strike this year, a movement to ban the state’s public transit workers from striking is gaining steam, according to a politician gathering signatures for the campaign.

10/18/2013

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