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Unions Sue BART Over Contract Dispute

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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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 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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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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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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Bay Area Transit Unions Prepare for Strike Authorization Vote

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

KALW

With no solution in sight to a wage impasse, labor unions representing the Bay Area's commuter rail system are voting Tuesday whether to authorize a strike.

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BART Labor Negotiations Stall, State Mediator to Step In

Friday, June 14, 2013

KALW

BART has asked a state mediator to step in and helps the stalled labor talks between the Bay Area transit agency and its five unions. The mediator, whom unions have welcomed, is scheduled to start next week. The current labor contract expires on June 30th. 

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