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Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

BART Union Announces Plan For Midnight Strike

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations Thursday as union representatives announced that the talks have failed and workers will strike at midnight.

10/17/2013

BART Negotiations

Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd Day

A marathon bargaining session between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its two biggest labor unions that began Wednesday morning lasted all night and was continuing Thursday, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

10/17/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California Democrats

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.

10/17/2013

AC Transit Bus Stop

Brown Stalls AC Transit Strike, Appoints Board To Investigate Dispute

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.

10/16/2013

Buttons are displayed during a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker SEIU Local 1021 strike authorization vote on June 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. Lawmakers

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.

10/16/2013

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Dems Put Pressure On BART Board To Cut A Deal

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.

10/16/2013

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

BART Strike Deadline Nears, Union Leader Warns Riders To Prepare

Tensions escalated at the BART bargaining table Monday with the possibility of a strike on Tuesday appearing to grow stronger.

10/14/2013

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

No BART Strike As Contract Talks Continue, New Deadline Sunday Night

Bay Area Rapid Transit was running trains as usual Friday after unions and management agreed to continue labor talks past a midnight deadline.

10/11/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls into the Colma station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 Poll Finds Most Opposed To BART Strike As Deadline Nears

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.

10/10/2013

Contra Costa County seal

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

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