OAKLAND (KCBS) – Contract negotiations between BART and one of its biggest labor unions were set to begin Monday.
Union leaders for the mechanics, station agents and train operators who make up the local Amalgamated Transit Union, are going into the talks seemingly frustrated with the transit agency.READ MORE: Bay Area Heat Wave: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday as Temperatures Soar
“We did not get a raise in 2009 so for the last four years we have not a pay increase,” said Antonette Bryant, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555. “As you know prices in the Bay Area have gone up exponentially.”
“We want something that is fair and equitable, that will allow us to live here like everyone else does.”READ MORE: Southwest Struggles with Flight Delays, Cancellations for Third Day