Submitted by lucifer on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 5:31pm
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.
Submitted by lucifer on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:27am
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 6:54am
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.
Submitted by TreoBART on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 7:57am
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.
Submitted by bart_rider on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 7:54pm
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.
Submitted by bart_rider on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 8:01pm
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 1:02pm
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.