Two station agents sitting on their asses in their box shooting the shit, completely ignoring several people jumping over the fence.
What the fuck are these people making $72,000.00+ for again?
Is it really too much to ask that BART train cars be cooled, consistently, to a reasonable temperature (say 70 degrees?) Occasional breakdowns are understandable and expected, but it seems like the AC is NOT working, more often than not. (And yes, I do try switching cars, etc.)
"No meetings at all will happen from July 22 to July 29, when BART's $399,000 chief negotiator -- transit attorney Tom Hock, who labor leaders view as a union buster -- goes on vacation."
"The transit agency has sought to portray its workers as being unreasonable, but it hired a private negotiator that has a record of violating federal labor law."
BART station agent George Figueroa pleaded not guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report for allegedly inaccurately claiming that he had been attacked by a BART customer.
At a brief hearing Monday, Figueroa’s attorney Ted Cassman declined to waive Figueroa’s right to a speedy trial, so Alameda County Superior Court Judge Patrick Zika set a trial on the charge for Aug. 2.
Figueroa, who is out of custody, wasn’t required to attend Monday’s hearing but he came to court Monday anyway and conferred with Cassman outside Zika’s courtroom.
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There's no shortage of issues for BART and its unions to resolve if another strike is to be averted in a month - including the 40 unscheduled absences that management says drivers and station agents take on average each year.
That comes to about one day off for every six days worked, and it's on top of the 13 paid holidays and up to six weeks of vacation that workers also receive every year.
It's 14 more absentee days than San Francisco's Muni drivers average, according to city records.
How can liberals expect us to not own cars and take mass transit instead if the unions can hold us hostage at their whim?Submitted by FreakyLocz14 on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 4:05pm
That makes no kind of sense! This is why people will still drive.
BART’s hardball tactics stun unions
BART’s hardball game is proving to be a lot better than its unions had anticipated — and from the looks of things, management isn’t planning any changes.
“We’ve heard a lot of talk about what should be a fair raise for workers,” said BART director Zachary Mallett, whose district includes Berkeley, Albany and a large swath of western Contra Costa County. “But what is really important to talk about is, what is the fair wages and benefit package for the work being done?
So I'm about to bounce back to relative obscurity even though I've been posting on here since inception. This is actually my second blog account and it's over 7 years old. Back in the old days people enjoyed talking to BART employees and BART employees would help people understand what was going on or why something was done the way it was done. Now it seems to have become BART Bitching dot com. People that are clueless and bitching without ever caring to accept the truth or continue to bitch even after they learn the truth. Don't know why I bother, maybe because...
Why do you enjoy inflicting pain on the Bay Area's working-class population and putting their jobs at risk?
BAY AREA / BART pay ranks high for transit workers / At contract time, agency surveys comparable paySubmitted by BartHater on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 5:43pm
BART workers who are asking for raises in contract negotiations with the transit district are among the highest-paid transit workers in the Bay Area and the nation, according to transit officials.
BART must replace all of the workers that went on strike so that Bay Area commuters never have to suffer at the hands of the union thugs ever again! I sincerely believe from the bottom of my heart that we must do everything we can to keep union mobsters out of the government!
folks, it took me all these days since monday all day filming and taking photos to get this finished ... for what it's worth, people can skip past the corporate news three second soundbites and read or watch/hear exactly what union workers and representatives are saying about all this.
I heard a BART employee speaking on the news about how many certifications were needed to become a BART employee and this was partly the reason for the generous compensation. Does anyone know what types of certifications are required? I'm sure there is more to the job of a station agent or train operator than the outsider sees.