Here you go, the official Ban Bart strikes. Just like NYC, Washington and others lets join to ban Bart from ever striking again and put it into legislation.
BART management and the BART unions are $112 million apart. There are 2,375 union members represented by Union locals 1021 and 1555.
This works out to $47,158 per Union employee. Per year, it's $15,719.
Have you noticed that this website has now become overrun with BART union shills trying to intimidate or confuse actual riders who attempt to discuss their dissatisfaction with the BART system and it's greedy employees? When they get really upset, they resort to personal attacks on other posters, just like in grade school.
Orinda city councilmember Steve Glazer has created an online petition to urge the California state legislature to pass a law banning strikes by BART and other public transit systems. To sign the petition, go to
Not completely BART related but here's a cool fundraising campaign for a security guard to help with the crime at Lower Rockridge North/West:
Alarmingly enough, not much appears to be happening at the BART bargaining table - but away from it transportation officials are in high gear planning how to handle a possible second strike, and those plans could include running limited BART trains driven by managers.
Negotiators met three times last week, reportedly making little progress and then taking Thursday and Friday off. They're expected to resume talks this week. If no agreement emerges before the end of a governor-ordered cooling-off period at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 10, a strike could erupt.
Why do people think smoking electronic cigarettes on the trains are okay? Some idiot was doing this last night and they still STINK!
Ever notice how whenever the unions get upset about how things are going at the negotiating table the BART system suddenly becomes plagued with unexplained equipment malfunctions and delays?
Ever since they started holding press conferences complaining about how negotiating is going there has been some kind of delay during the morning commute almost every day. Riders are getting sick and tired of being used as pawns for the unions.
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.
Paying $12.60 round trip from Pittsburg/Baypoint to West Dublin is WAY TO MUCH TO PAY. Especially considering I have to catch 3 different trains and it takes 2 hours. It's not cheaper or more convenient than driving.
I can drive for $7.00 round trip and it takes 50 minutes in traffic. Plus there isn't anybody who wreaks like a whole bag of burned pot.
Whats up BART? Can't we be reasonable with our public transit prices?
Thanks to the owner of site for letting me rage!
The BART Board of Directors sent a clear message to its unions Thursday not to expect board intervention - or a lot more money on the table - when major negotiations resume next week.
The two sides have not had a joint bargaining session since Aug. 11 when Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling-off period. This week, BART met separately with its two largest unions to bargain over ancillary issues unique to their members. But a joint session with the unions to discuss the big issues - pay, pension and health insurance costs - won't take place until Monday.
Please, may I know why this is happening?
As far as I know my question wasn't against the rules or anything.
Why isn't service being provided to ALL stations? That sucks!
I am a daily BART commuter who spends about an hour a day taking the train. On Thursday (8/22/2013), I was taking the train to work in the morning as usual. I remember the train car I was in had carpet floor and it was dirty with an unpleasant smell. Soon after I got to my office, I felt itchiness on both my ankles. Later that day, I developed a hive all over my lower leg area. I immediately consulted my doctor, she said the hive is consistent with flea bites.
I believe that people are starting to realize that they have to fight for what they have, and fight to move forward. Otherwise they will end up being "contract labor" with no benefits or working some retail outfit for minimum wage (which is not a minimum wage anymore, it's way under poverty now).
I see many more unions standing up, good job and continue standing for your families..
SEIU City of Oakland workers,
City of Hayward workers,
ATU 1555 BART,
SEIU 1021 BART
East Bay MUD,
San Jose 911 Operators,