BART Does Not File 72-Hour Strike Notice, Hopes To Resolve Contract Dispute Over Health Benefits, Pensions
On Monday, Bay Area Rapid Transit union leaders said they would not issue a 72-hour notice for a second strike, hoping to resolve contract negotiations on issues such as pensions and health care benefits. BART employees could strike if a deal is not reached by Oct. 11, when a cooling-off period ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) expires. The BART Board of Directors has scheduled possible special meetings every business day this week in case a deal is reached and a vote is needed.
- "BART Unions Hold Off on Strike Notice, Vow To Continue Negotiations" (Rosenberg, Contra Costa Times, 10/7).
- "BART Unions Decline To Give 72-Hour Strike Notice" (AP/KPCC, 10/7).