December 9, 2013
While one agency reaches the end of its "cooling-off period" and another could strike any time, passengers say they are disproportionately affected.
December 5, 2013
They want a judge to order the transit agency to abide by the tentative deal that was reached Oct. 21. On Nov. 21, the BART board of directors approved only part of the deal, excluding a provision giving employees six weeks of paid family leave that they said they hadn't meant to include.
November 18, 2013
Said a family medical leave provision that gives its 2,300 union workers up to six weeks of paid leave each year would be too expensive and that it was “erroneously” included in the contract that settled two recent strikes.
November 11, 2013
The decision adopts new rules in General Order 175 and reflects years of discussion, debate, and collaboration in this proceeding and amongst California’s rail transit industry experts and stakeholders.
November 7, 2013
Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), called for the hearing months before the recent deaths of BART worker Christopher Sheppard, 58, and contractor Laurence Daniels, 66, regarding concerns about "unresolved" BART workplace safety issues in recent years, the report said.
October 24, 2013
Trains will either have to slow down to 27 mph or halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report.
October 22, 2013
BART President Grace Crunican said there would be no announcements on the details of the accord, which still requires the approval of union members.
October 18, 2013
The strike is the result of six months of talks in which transit system and union representatives have been unable to reach a deal. While the unions and BART came close to agreement on economic, health care and pension issues, the parties remain far apart on work rule issues.
October 17, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown called for a strike delay for AC Transit, which will thwart a walkout by bus operators and mechanics. Meanwhile, union officials called off a scheduled strike Wednesday evening and trains are running on schedule.
October 15, 2013
Negotiations between the agency’s management and transit system’s union continued past the 11:59 p.m. strike deadline. At about 5:30 a.m., a federal mediator announced that both sides were taking a break and will be returning to the bargaining table this afternoon.
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