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