BART's unions file suit against the district

Unions' Suit Against BART focuses on Health, Safety Issues

Workers claim that failure to bargain in good faith violates state law and imperils the health and safety of
BART workers, riders

(Oakland) BART's two biggest unions filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court this morning,
charging that representatives of BART's elected Board of Directors are categorically refusing to bargain
in good faith over worker safety, in addition to other violations of state law.
The action comes less than a week before the contract deadline this Sunday, June 30.

Was I riding in a BART train or a fucking oven this afternoon?

Commuters on the Richmond-Fremont line had to endure scorching heat inside the train, only to feel brief moments of relief when then train stopped at stations to load and unload passengers. Commuters were literally BAKING!

Graffiti on the back of the seats

I don't usually say positive things about graffiti, but this graffiti expresses my sentiments about BART exactly!

BART Workers Ditch Labor Talks Until Management Deals With all the Transit Violence (From SF Weekly)

BART workers fired off a rather blunt letter to BART negotiators last night, informing them they are no longer going to confab about labor contracts until BART does something about the "rising assaults, homicides, and injuries" to BART riders and employees.

More at:

SF Weekly

Fremont service halted for hours during rush hour

Some clown gets trapped under the Hayward platform and halts all trains into or out of Hayward for more than 3 hours during evening commute. Any information provided by bart as to what happened? Negative. Any information as to why bart cancelled its plans for a bus bridge between bayfair and south hayward? Negative. Any attempt to accommodate thousands of passengers milling about and stranded at bayfair? Negative. One short, retarded article in the sf chronicle called it a "brief" delay in service.

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It's that time again

So it's that time again with the striking and the pissing contests to see who can complain the loudest about how terrible their situation is. I'd really like to not have to spend a lot of time banning people, so let's try to be civil huh? Or at least creative and relevant with your insults.

Problems and follow-ups

With this story about the BART director that got paid $300K for not working, and the stop-work threats being socialized by the BART union, I'm getting more and more convinced that BART management is doing an excellent job of keeping these types of items as low-key and out of the media as possible. Perhaps spending more time on that than on maintaining system operation.

Should WE go on strike?

Us BART commuters should go on strike!!! Drive if you have a car, and take other modes of public transportation if need be. I know that some of us have no choice but to take BART, but those of us who have other options should use them until BART stops taking us for granted!

Major Bart Delays Continue Into Evening Commute

BART riders should expect delays to continue through the evening commute Friday due to an equipment problem between the Daly City and Balboa Park (San Francisco) stations, transit agency officials said.

Crews first noticed the issue on the tracks at about 10:45 a.m., and have been working on it since, said BART spokesman Jim Allison.

Commuters heading south from downtown San Francisco may encounter 20-minute delays in service into the evening, Allison said.

STRIKE AGAIN, REALLY?

Great, now we will all have to drive and sit in traffic for hours...

another article in today's paper about dysfunctional BART management

Here is another article about Santa Clara County and dysfunctional BART management.

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_23453302/mercury-news-editorial-bart-pay-plan-is-most

the new cars SUCK

http://www.bart.gov/about/projects/cars/index.aspx#customer-feedback

what are overweight people supposed to do? I think the article is more fiction than fact too. 3% less seats than today's cars my arse!

I guess we will all have to stand all the way home. BART SUCKS but thank you for patience. BART OPERATIONS CONTROL.

ATU-SEIU Negotiation Updates-

I found this on a friends Facebook page.. From two of (4?) unions in contract..

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ATU-SEIU Negotiation Updates- Press release regarding BART calling for mediation

Brothers and Sisters,

Attached and below is the ATU-SEIU response regarding BART's press release calling for a mediator (also attached.)

Maintenance Engineer

Any insights on the test for Maintenance Engineer? It appears to be an Excel based test but it is not clear what they want you to know.

Just a typical day on BART!

Sadly, this isn't THAT unusual (batshit crazy naked man attacks random commuters):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQUeZx82VmU
Part 2 (NSFW):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5N0U5PSi7Y

i'm with this guy, why can't BARTeven get the simple things together?

Even though this is from 2012, nothing has changed. if anything the entire commute experience is just worse so we can support Dorothy Dugger's retirement package.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9z8SKrjSic

Overpaid BART Union Employees Threaten to Strike if not Given Raises

Commuters have grown weary of the routine. Every four years, BART and its labor unions try to agree on a new contract before time and patience expire and the people who run the transit system go on strike.

Typically a deal is struck at the last minute, often in the dark of early morning, long after commuters have gone to bed not knowing how or if they'll be able to get to work without the Bay Area's largest regional transit system.

BREAKING: BART's top-paid worker of 2012 never worked a day!!!

All while BART's been talking about the need to raise fares and parking fees, BTW!

Where in the hell is the OUTRAGE?

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_23416601/barts-top-paid-worker-2012-never-worked-day

BART sets the stage for $3 per day parking.

Got a notice this AM about parking fees increasing to $1.50 per day
in the Castro Valley, Dublin, and Pleasanton station.

Also included was a justification to raise the fee .50 every six mos
depending on occupancy rates of individual parking lots, capping the
increases at $3 per day EXCEPT at West Oakland, where you can expect
to pay more for the privilege of being assaulted by the local thugs.

They also state fees could be lowered by decreased occupancy, which
is about as likely as another Bush in the White House. The real

The video BART politicians don't want you to see

Looks like the politicians who run BART (these folks are ELECTED by us!) have taken their eye off the ball. How about running a safe, clean TRANSIT SYSTEM?

www.wemakebartwork.com

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