OAKLAND (KCBS) — With a possible second strike looming, unions representing BART workers said they have put forward a new labor contract proposal to management Tuesday.
Both sides continue negotiating under a 60-day cooling off period ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown, which expires on October 10th. If an agreement is not reached by then, station agents, transit operators and mechanics could stage a walkout. Workers held a four-day strike in early July.READ MORE: Mothers Tearfully Remember Children Slain In Bay Area Homicides
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 President Antonette Bryant told KCBS late Tuesday afternoon that the unions have offered a new proposal, but she did not get into the specifics of what the proposal entailed.READ MORE: With Playoff Dreams Dancing In Their Heads; San Francisco 49ers Fans Return To Levi's Stadium
Both sides met at the bargaining table on Tuesday and plan on reconvening Wednesday. The unions hope to get a response from management as early as Wednesday.
Unions and management disagree over several issues, including pay increases, benefits, safety, and even the length of the contract. Management is seeking a four-year deal, while the unions are calling for a three-year-plan.MORE NEWS: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
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