Tag: BART strike
The 60-day cooling-off period in the labor dispute expires, but both sides say talks will go on.
With BART labor talks going down to the wire again, we ask about the personal impact of a strike.
Updated: 11:45 a.m. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow issued the official court order for the 60-day cooling off period around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. BART Director for District 7 Zakhary Mallett, speaking as an independent board director after the BART hearing, said that the 60-day cooling gives both sides the time to continue […]
by Dan Brekke, Jon Brooks, Bryan Goebel The BART Board of Inquiry held an all-day meeting in Oakland on Wednesday. The three-member panel was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to conduct a fact-finding hearing on stalled strike negotiations between BART unions and management. It will then present a report to the governor within the week, […]
Update: 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4: The latest:Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped into the deadlocked talks between BART and its two biggest unions and appointed a three-member board of inquiry to examine the unresolved issues in the labor dispute. Brown’s move, made at the request of BART officials, means that workers will not go on […]
Update: Noon Saturday: Negotiators for BART and its two biggest unions resumed talks this morning amid mixed signs about whether an agreement to avert a second transit strike is within reach. On one hand, union negotiators are trying to focus attention on BART’s lowest-paid employees, workers who clean BART stations and trains. Saturday morning, SEIU […]
By Isabel Angell BART and its unions are still locked in negotiations, and Monday could bring the second strike this summer if there’s no deal over the weekend. Last month’s four-day strike caused massive commute delays across the Bay Area. Right now there’s one surefire way to stop a strike. If there is a BART strike Monday, Gov. […]
Update 10:45 a.m. Friday: BART and its two largest unions are resuming contract talks in Oakland as the clock counts down on a Sunday night strike deadline. In a sign that political pressure may be building to solve the deadlock between the transit agency and the unions representing train operators, station agents, and other workers, […]
By Isabel Angell The second deadline for a contract between BART and its unions is quickly approaching, but the two sides still have a long way to go if they want to prevent a second strike. BART issued a statement today saying the unions’ request for a wage increase would mean an 18 percent fare […]
A month after BART workers ended a four-day walkout, BART management and union representatives are back at the bargaining table, but so far there’s little indication they’re any closer to an agreement than they were at the beginning of July. San Francisco Chronicle transportation reporter Michael Cabanatuan has been following the story and spoke with […]