October 10, 2013

With cooling-off period nearing end, BART may strike

Photo courtesy flip619, Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy flip619, Wikimedia Commons

OAKLAND, Calif. — KABC reported that in the final day of the 60-day state mandated cooling-off period, the two sides in a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) labor dispute have yet to reach a deal. If no agreement is established by midnight, BART workers could walk off the job for the second time in recent months.

The two unions representing BART employees declined to give the customary 72 hours' notice this week that they would strike once the cooling-off period expires, indicating that a strike may not be imminent. Union leaders told the news outlet they didn't provide the notice because they wanted to leave all options open for a resolution. BART leaders said they're working equally hard toward a settlement, according to the news outlet.

The unions want a raise of nearly 12% over three years. BART proposed a 10% increase over four years. For the full story, click here.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


  • Ernest Winschauer[ October 10th, 2013 @ 12:22pm ]

    If there is a strike, it is scheduled for 12:01AM not midnight.

E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - July 2013

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • Consultant Roundtable
  • Consultant Achievements
  • High-Speed Rail Reaches a Crossroads
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue