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.
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.
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.
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 9, 2013
Extending the current contracts for 30 days. Trains began running again last Friday.
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