Agency wants to require new safety devices and abolish a practice that leaves workers vulnerable.
Amid rising public frustration, BART may hold referendum on whether walkouts should be banned.
Agency says brakes malfunctioned on a 40-year-old car, a sign of maintenance challenges facing fleet.
A string of mishaps including Wednesday’s brake malfunction is shaking public confidence in BART.
Unions target BART action on family-leave clause and accuse the district of bad-faith bargaining.
Unions say they’re weighing options after BART board tries to amend deal they’ve already ratified.
System that operates track switches failed. All trains are now running, though with some delays.
Agency officials say they ‘inadvertently’ signed off on expensive new family leave provision for workers.
BART’s practice of “simple approval” made workers responsible for their own safety.