Submitted by bart_rider on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 5:06pm
Why do people think smoking electronic cigarettes on the trains are okay? Some idiot was doing this last night and they still STINK!
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 10:24am
Not content with bringing the Bay Area to a grinding halt with ridiculous protests over already-too-high wages, the SEIU (which represents some of BART's lowest skilled workers) is spending millions on pro-amnesty ads seeking to legalize millions of new low-skill workers at a time when real unemployment in the unskilled worker sector is still at 12% or more.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 3:05pm
Well, it seems for some reason all BART stations are suddenly afflicted with 'failing' escalators since the 4 day hissy fit the unions decided to throw and then forced back to work since they were barred from striking again for 60 days.
I guess things of this nature just suddenly manifest when unions don't get what they want.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 6:36pm
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/11/2013 - 9:10am
BART's board president says the transit agency's unionized workers are the best paid in the nation. The workers say that's flat-out false - and all summer, through contract talks that have already devolved into one strike, both sides have been trotting out numbers to prove their case.
It turns out the truth is somewhere in the middle. BART workers aren't at the top when it comes to salaries, but factor in their low-cost health care and lack of pension contributions, and they may well be among the best-off in the country, a Chronicle analysis shows.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 1:58am
So while professional folks such as the vehicle mechanics / electronic technicians might not be compensated as well, apparently the front line workers are making a killing AND with plenty of "perks" that aren't pointed out in most articles.
These guys are beyond spoiled! I found other "perks" in the Station Agent / Train operator contract (http://www.bart.gov/docs/job_descriptions/jobs/CBA/2009_2013_ATU.pdf)
- (3) PAID 15 min breaks, every 2 hours
- PAID 30 min lunch
- OVERTIME if any of above breaks are missed ( OT for missing a PAID lunch?!?)