Unions Spending Big To Defeat ‘Ban BART Strike’ Politician In State Assembly Run Last year’s Bay Area Rapid Transit strikes are a central issue in one Bay Area election this year, as State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer faces an unlikely opponent for democrats, organized labor.
BART To Hire 3rd-Party Consultant To Review Labor Negotiation BreakdownsBay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year's labor battle that included two strikes.
BART Board President Gets Scant Support For Strike Ban Advisory VoteIn a rare nighttime meeting on Thursday, the head of the BART Board of Directors introduced a plan that could lead to a prohibition of future strikes, but not everyone in agreement about the proposal.
Done Deal: BART's Largest Union Approves ContractBay Area Rapid Transit workers' largest union ratified its contract with the agency on Monday, closing eight months of negotiations that resulted in two strikes that snarled traffic throughout the region and during which two workers were fatally struck by a train.
Phil Matier: California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit StrikesWith little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.
BART Union Approves Tentative AgreementMembers of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents 945 station agents and train operators, approved a tentative four-year BART agreement on Friday night, according to union representatives.
Votes To Approve BART Agreement Likely Won’t Happen Until New YearVotes on an agreement that would end eight months of strife between BART and its labor unions probably won’t be held until late next week, a transit agency spokesman said Monday.
BART Management, Union Reach A Deal San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor union leaders announced a new deal early Saturday, saying the unresolved issue over a paid medical leave contract clause has been resolved.
New BART Board President Wants Ban On Future Transit StrikesIn the midst of continuing contract talks following two strikes over the past year, the new president of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors is looking to ban union workers from walking off the job in the future.
Phil Matier: Another Mistake Found In BART Deal With UnionA smaller BART union has been notified of a typo in the contract they have approved.
BART Contract Talks Resume This Week BART and its two biggest labor unions returned to the bargaining table Wednesday to make another attempt to resolve a dispute over a contract provision that calls for employees to receive up to six weeks of paid family medical leave annually.
Autopsy: BART Workers Killed On Tracks May Not Have Followed Safety ProtocolsA Contra Costa County coroner concluded last month that both 58-year-old Christopher Sheppard and 66-year-old Laurence Daniels had their backs turned when they were hit.
BART, Unions Back At Bargaining Table Looking To Resolve Medical Leave DisputeBART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.
Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family LeaveNegotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.
BART Worker Unions Consider Lawsuit Over Family Leave ProvisionAfter Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors overwhelmingly voted in November to remove a family-leave provision that they said was never supposed to be included in the contract, the agency’s two biggest unions said they may take the issue to a judge to challenge that decision.