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How Do You Feel About a BART Strike? (Some of) the People Speak

October 10, 2013 | 9:20 am

How Do You Feel About a BART Strike? (Some of) the People Speak

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With BART labor talks going down to the wire again, we ask about the personal impact of a strike.

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BART Strike Delayed; Court Grants Gov. Brown’s Request for 60-Day Cooling Off

August 11, 2013 | 9:55 am

BART Strike Delayed; Court Grants Gov. Brown’s Request for 60-Day Cooling Off

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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 […]

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BART, Unions Present Their Case Before Board of Inquiry

August 7, 2013 | 2:00 pm

BART, Unions Present Their Case Before Board of Inquiry

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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, […]

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BART Strike Averted as Governor Asks for Inquiry

August 4, 2013 | 1:59 pm

BART Strike Averted as Governor Asks for Inquiry

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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 […]

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BART Strike Watch: With 36 Hours Until Deadline, Talks Continue

August 3, 2013 | 12:26 pm

BART Strike Watch: With 36 Hours Until Deadline, Talks Continue

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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 […]

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How to Stop (or Prevent) a BART Strike

August 2, 2013 | 6:00 am

How to Stop (or Prevent) a BART Strike

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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. […]

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BART Strike Watch: Unions Give 72-Hour Strike Notice; More Talks Today

August 1, 2013 | 5:25 pm

BART Strike Watch: Unions Give 72-Hour Strike Notice; More Talks Today

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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, […]

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BART Strike Watch: With Six Days Until Deadline, Deal Still Far Off

July 29, 2013 | 3:42 pm

BART Strike Watch: With Six Days Until Deadline, Deal Still Far Off

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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 […]

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Will BART Workers Go On Strike Again Aug. 4?

July 24, 2013 | 9:30 am

Will BART Workers Go On Strike Again Aug. 4?

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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 […]

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Readers Vigorously Debate BART Strike, ‘Snobbiest’ Survey

July 5, 2013 | 12:16 pm

Readers Vigorously Debate BART Strike, ‘Snobbiest’ Survey

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Two of the stories we’ve been covering this week have ignited lively discussions among readers. Here is a sampling of what people are saying about the BART strike and the survey rating San Francisco as the snobbiest city in the country. BART Strike “And just exactly where do these OVER PAID, underworked entitled government employees […]

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