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 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.
July 9, 2013
Extending the current contracts for 30 days. Trains began running again last Friday.
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 2, 2013
Operators made 99% of their schedule runs without a hitch despite uncommonly long lines of riders at bus stops and having to maneuver packed coaches through heavily congested roadways. Meanwhile, the talks between ATU Local 192 and AC Transit management continue.
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.
June 27, 2013
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.
June 25, 2013
Workers to vote on whether to give union management the authority it needs to call a strike if its contract expires at the end of the month. The agency is working with regional transportation officials on backup plans if it needs to shut down trains. Both sides expect to reach a deal.
June 29, 2012
Adjusting frequencies on some routes to better reflect customer demand, while maintaining service on all current routes. The agency will focus resources on improving service and attracting more customers to routes where demand is strong and growing. The agency’s unionized workforce is expected to be reduced by about 9%.
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