July 15, 2014
Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.
December 10, 2013
Bus operations will continue with regular service while a vote by the full union membership is scheduled for Thursday. Both parties have been in contract negotiations throughout the summer and fall.
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.
October 10, 2013
In the final day, the unions representing BART employees and the transit agency have not reached a deal. However, the unions declined to give the customary 72 hours' notice this week that they would strike once the cooling-off period expires.
August 6, 2013
The new agreement provides for a wage increase of 9.5% that will be phased in over the three years of the contract.
July 29, 2013
Paratransit Services, the Washington-based nonprofit that has operated Lake Transit since 2007, has been in ongoing negotiations for a new three-year contract with members of Teamsters Local 665
July 3, 2013
The transit system and union workers made progress in talks that began Tuesday evening and are expected to resume Wednesday afternoon. However, workers are on strike for a third consecutive day. The unions want a 5% raise each year over the next three years.
July 1, 2013
Negotiators for BART's two largest employee unions left a bargaining session in Oakland late Sunday. Meanwhile, talks between AC Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 are continuing. The agency is still running service, even though no new labor agreement was reached.
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