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AC Transit, Unions Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

December 20, 2013 | 4:52 pm

AC Transit, Unions Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

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Labor contract to be presented to bus drivers and mechanics’ union in coming days.

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Oakland Police Say Homophobia Was Motive for Attack on Bus Passenger

November 7, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Oakland Police Say Homophobia Was Motive for Attack on Bus Passenger

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Suspect, a student at Oakland High School, faces hate-crime charges and will be tried as an adult.

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AC Transit Strike Threat: Court Imposes Cooling-Off Period

October 23, 2013 | 10:00 am

AC Transit Strike Threat: Court Imposes Cooling-Off Period

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East Bay bus district and union now have 60 days to iron out dispute over a new contract.

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No AC Transit Strike for Now; Gov. Brown Steps In

October 16, 2013 | 6:28 pm

No AC Transit Strike for Now; Gov. Brown Steps In

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Board report due to Brown in seven days, after which he could initiate a 60-day cooling off period.

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AC Transit Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Contract Agreement

August 19, 2013 | 8:09 am

AC Transit Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Contract Agreement

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(Bay City News) AC Transit workers have voted to reject a tentative contract agreement reached with management last week, union officials said Sunday. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents nearly 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, voted Saturday — with 576 against and 257 for the proposed contract, […]

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AC Transit Buses Running as Strike Avoided

August 6, 2013 | 11:55 pm

AC Transit Buses Running as Strike Avoided

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Update Wednesday: Drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and other workers for AC Transit reached a tentative agreement with their employer late Tuesday, avoiding a strike that threatened to affect hundreds of thousands of commuters. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 and the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District struck the deal shortly before midnight, when the union had vowed to […]

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AC Transit Union Could Strike Wednesday

August 5, 2013 | 5:19 pm

AC Transit Union Could Strike Wednesday

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First the BART-ocalypse that didn’t happen today, then the I-80 traffic jam that did, and now … more Bay Area transit Summer of Discontent news. An Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District employee union delivered a strike notice to the transit agency’s board of directors at its meeting in Oakland this afternoon. Union workers are threatening a […]

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July 4 Transit and Parking Around the Bay Area

July 3, 2013 | 5:35 pm

July 4 Transit and Parking Around the Bay Area

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With a BART strike that could stretch into the July 4 holiday, you just may want to start thinking ahead about how to get to all those barbecues and fireworks shows. Below are transit and parking enforcement plans for major agencies in the Bay Area. Transit: BART – BART is updating their website with the […]

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If BART Unions Strike, Here Are Your Options

June 28, 2013 | 2:04 pm

If BART Unions Strike, Here Are Your Options

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By Lisa Pickoff-White and Kelly Dunleavy-O’Mara BART unions may go on strike early on Monday, August 5. Here are several transit options and advice to help you get to where you need to go. During the July strike, MTC urged residents to work from home if possible and asked employers to offer flexible schedules. Roads […]

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BART Workers Prepare for Strike

June 26, 2013 | 1:10 pm

BART Workers Prepare for Strike

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Sunday, June 30: BART Strike Deadline Update By Alex Emslie and Peter Lollo Bay Area residents are one step closer to a commuting nightmare as BART employees, represented by the transit agency’s two biggest unions, authorized a strike Tuesday night. The vote was nearly unanimous. If negotiations continue to stall, the system — which carries […]

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