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Majority of Bay Area Residents Support Transit Strike Ban

Friday, December 13, 2013

KALW

Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bucking the region’s pro-union reputation, reveals a new Field Poll. The rest of the state is split, but more Californians still believe public transit workers should have the right to strike.

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Unions Sue BART Over Contract Dispute

Thursday, December 05, 2013

KALW

BART’s biggest unions, SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555, are suing the agency's board and the district’s management over what BART is calling a “clerical mistake” in their new contract. The unions say management is trying to backtrack.

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BART Permanently Lifts Rush Hour Bike Ban

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

KALW

The Bay Area's transit agency voted unanimously last week to lift the long-standing ban on bikes aboard trains during rush hour. After the five-month pilot program ends on December 1st, bikes will be permanently allowed on all BART trains, at all times. 

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BART Strike Is Over, Tentative Agreement Reached

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

KALW

The BART strike is over and trains are running again after a four-day work stoppage. Unions, management, and local politicians announced a tentative agreement late Monday night.

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BART is on Strike

Friday, October 18, 2013

KALW

Union workers for BART have walked off the job for the second time in three months. Talks between management and the unions broke down Thursday afternoon after almost thirty straight hours of negotiations. 

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BART Negotiations Last All Night, Gov. Halts Bus Strike

Thursday, October 17, 2013

KALW

There’s still no strike --or no deal-- in the six month-long BART contract negotiations. Wednesday, for the third night in a row, federal mediator George Cohen said that BART and its unions were still at the table, that progress was being made, and that the trains would continue to run for one more day.

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BART Talks Continue; No Strike Wednesday

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

KALW

BART’s unions called off a strike for the fourth time in less than a week as the two sides continue to try to hammer out a deal. Around 10:30 PM on Tuesday night, federal mediator George Cohen stepped outside to confirm that talks were continuing.

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BART Update: Still No Strike, Still No Deal

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

KALW

BART trains will continue to run on Tuesday across the Bay Area, but there’s still no deal in the six-month-long labor contract negotiations. For the third time in less than a week, BART’s unions have put off a strike to stay at the bargaining table. 

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BART Strike Delayed, Management Gives "Final Offer"

Monday, October 14, 2013

KALW

BART’s biggest unions called off a strike late Sunday night, but stressed they are ready to strike on Tuesday if no deal is reached. BART management gave what it called its “last and best” offer on Sunday afternoon. 

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BART, Unions Move Closer -- but Will a Deal Come Before Midnight?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

KALW

The Bay Area could see its second BART strike in three months on Friday if the transit agency doesn’t reach a deal with its unions by midnight tonight. The two sides are closer together than they were back in August, but conflicting statements from the unions and management could be a bad sign.

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BART Plans for Another Strike

Thursday, September 26, 2013

KALW

With the BART contract deadline just two weeks away, it seems increasingly possible a second transit strike will cripple the Bay Area. One big clue: BART has confirmed it is training some managers who used to be operators to potentially run limited train service in the event of a strike, which could come as early as October 11. 

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No Driving Across SF Bay, as Old Bridge Closes To Make Way for New

Thursday, August 29, 2013

KALW

At 8 p.m. last night, the last car drove across the original eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. If everything goes according to schedule, the new, blinding white span will open to the public on Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. 

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BART Strike Averted for Another Week; California Governor Orders Inquiry

Monday, August 05, 2013

KQED

The latest: Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped into the deadlocked talks between BART and its two biggest unions and appointed a three-member board of inquiry to examine the unresolved issues in the labor dispute.

Brown's move, made at the request of BART officials, means that workers will not go on strike tonight and trains will roll as usual Monday morning.

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Unions Give 72-Hour Notice for a Possible Second BART Strike

Friday, August 02, 2013

KALW

If there’s no contract by midnight on Sunday, BART workers say they will go on strike for the second time this summer. The first strike left the Bay Area paralyzed by commute delays across the region -- and a second strike could be worse.

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Prospect of Second BART Strike Worries Small Business Owners

Monday, July 29, 2013

KQED

The BART strike earlier this month stranded some 200,000 commuters for almost five days. Bay Area Rapid Transit and its unions are back in negotiations, but the unions say they will strike again if there's no deal by Aug. 4. And that prospect is worrying everyone from florists to food cart operators to "Famous Wayne," who saw his shoeshine business plummet during the last strike.

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BART Strike Over -- For Now

Friday, July 05, 2013

KQED

Striking BART workers will be back on the job Friday, and service is scheduled to begin at 3pm. But the current labor contract has only been extended for 30 days -- and the two sides are still far apart.

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Ride-Sharing Apps Soar During BART Strike

Thursday, July 04, 2013

KALW

The BART strike left hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters scrambling for a way to work, but some companies found an upside:  ride-sharing apps like Avego and Sidecar all experienced huge bumps in ridership during the strike.

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BART Strike Enters Second Day, Grows More Hellish

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

KALW

Tuesday’s commute seems to be shaping up to be worse than yesterday's. Freeways backed up sooner, ferry lines were longer, and the free shuttles that BART provided from five East Bay stations filled up quicker.

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Carpooling Eases Impact of BART Strike

Monday, July 01, 2013

KALW

With BART transit workers on strike for the first time since 1997, San Francisco residents are getting creative with their commutes. 

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BART Workers on Strike

Monday, July 01, 2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers are now on strike after failing to reach a deal on contract negotiations.

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