Independent truckers want delay in state rule that requires them to buy cleaner diesel engines.
With a week to go before a possible strike, BART unions shift stance on pay, pensions and benefits.
UPDATE: None of the unions involved in negotiations with BART management submitted a 48-hour strike notice on Friday — necessary if either union would want to strike in the event a contract is not agreed upon by the Sunday midnight deadline and the court rejects Gov. Brown’s request for a cooling off period. A 48-hour […]
Bay Area Rapid Transit union leaders say they’re prepared to strike next week if they don’t reach an agreement on a new contract this weekend. BART managers and union leaders are scheduled to resume negotiations Friday, but their proposals remain tens of millions of dollars apart on wages, pensions and health care benefits. In a […]
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 […]
By Isabel Angell The BART strike earlier this month stranded some 200,000 commuters for almost five days. BART and its unions are back in negotiations, but the unions say they will strike again if there’s no deal by Aug. 4. But it’s not just commuters who would be affected by another strike. A lot of […]
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 […]
BART trains are back in service Friday afternoon after a four-day worker strike, agency officials said. A total of 35 trains were in service as of 3 p.m., when service resumed on the BART system, according to agency officials. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 had been on strike […]
Update: California Secretary of Labor Marty Morgenstern announced at about 10:50 p.m. in Oakland that BART’s two striking unions have agreed to return to work as negotiations with management continue. Train service is to resume at 3 p.m. Friday. More details: Strike is over, for now: Unions agree to return to work while talks continue […]