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December 5, 2013

BART unions sue over contract provision

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

BART to renew labor talks to discuss contract provision

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.


July 9, 2013

BART, unions reach agreement, resume service

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


June 27, 2013

BART, AC Transit workers may strike at same time

Union leaders said that they may call for one if no contract agreement is reached with BART and AC Transit. If a strike is called, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission plans to help increase other transportation options such as buses and ferries.


February 14, 2013

TriMet unveils FY14 budget outlook

No planned service restoration or cuts. The agency continues to face financial hurdles and uncertainty, but expects some breathing room due to an arbitrator’s selection of management’s labor contract proposal. Additionally, the agency continues to invest in new buses as they are cheaper to maintain and provide a better ride for customers.


August 25, 2011

Phoenix bus drivers negotiating to avoid strike

Bus company negotiators and union drivers will resume talks in an attempt to avert a strike. Nearly all of the system’s drivers voted to reject a labor contract proposal and authorize a possible walk out, due to a dispute over wages, health insurance and sick leave.


August 31, 2010

AC Transit may enact severe cuts

Agency plans to cut weekend service by half, nearly all of its overnight bus lines and reduce service hours on all routes, due to a dispute with its largest labor union.


July 22, 2010

209 AC Transit drivers stage ‘sick-out’

From Monday through Wednesday, drivers protested the agency’s unilaterally imposed labor contract, which changes work rules and boosts health insurance costs.


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