As a passenger who relies on bart to get to work everyday, I am tired of reading these finger pointing articles instead of something meaningful that shows negotiation progress. (yes, I am aware of the gag order)
BUT I don't care!!! I am too tired to care!!!
I am sure there are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of commuters like me out there and feel the same way. We all have our own sob stories, but you don't see us posting everyday to gain empathy.
SO PLEASE STOP THE FINGER POINTING!!! ONCE FOR ALL!!! GET YOUR F&%DING SHIT TOGETHER AND GET THE CONTRACT DONE!!!
"The transit agency says it doesn't have enough cash to give modest raises to workers, but that's because the large corporations that have benefited the most from its services pay almost nothing for them."
Some of you have already seen this, but where was BART police?
WARNING: Video is NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!!
The BART Bumpa Humpa
edit from TreoBART: I fixed up that link for you so everyone can click on it and see the video in its full glory.
Bloodshed, figurative or not, has no place in contract negotiations:
SEIU and ATU, this is no way to win over your riders. It's time to accept BART's last offer they had on the table and STFU.
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.
If you guys use AT&T as ISP, their DNS servers do not resolve some domains. Bartrage.com is one of them. Use google's dns server 18.104.22.168 . http://forums.att.com/t5/forums/forumtopicprintpage/board-id/uverse-HSIA/message-id/32954/print-single-message/false/page/1
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...