Hard Feelings Lingering Between BART, UnionsBay Area Rapid Transit are preparing to vote soon on the tentative contract agreement amid a relationship with BART management that has been fractured by tough negotiations and the deaths of two workers during the second strike.
New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit CostsThe 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.
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.
East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART WalkoutOrinda 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.
BART Strike Over, Limited Train Service Tuesday MorningBay Area Rapid Transit spokeswoman Alicia Trost said limited service would begin Tuesday at 4 a.m. on all lines. BART officials hoped trains would be running at full strength in time for the afternoon commute.
BART Strike Enters 2nd Day, Management Rejects Unions' OfferIn 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.
Gridlock Throughout Bay Area On 1st Day Of BART Strikehe 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.
BART Details Work Rule Changes, Striking Workers Denounce ProposalBART 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.
Thousands Sign Petition To End Transit Strikes In Wake Of BART WalkoutAs 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.
BART Workers Resume Commute-Crippling StrikeBay Area Rapid Transit workers walked off the job Friday for the second time in four months.
Work Rules Emerged As Key Issue In BART Contract TalksWork rules for employees emerged as a key issue in BART contract negotiations that resulted in union leaders announcing Thursday that workers will go on strike Friday.
BART Union Announces Plan For Midnight StrikeA 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.
Marathon Bargaining Session For BART Labor Agreement Drags Into 2nd DayA 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.
BART Trains Running Thursday, Mediator Says Progress Being MadeBay Area Rapid Transit will continue to run train service as unions and management agreed to extend labor talks Wednesday night.
Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. LawmakersWith BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.