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BART Strike

For Top Brass at Both BART and UC Berkeley, Impunity Prevails

Randy Shaw | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

We hear a lot about income inequality, but what about inequality in evaluating job performance?

BART Strike Ends, But Not Without Consequences

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD and LISA LEFF | Posted 10.23.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco's transit ra...

BART Strike Ends After Deal Struck

AP | Posted 12.21.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system and its unions reached a tentative agreement on a new contract Monday...

BART Strike Enters Day Four, Snarls Commute

AP | LISA LEFF and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 12.21.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area's rail transit system and its striking unions returned ...

BART, Unions Scramble After Workers Killed In Train Accident During Strike

AP | TERRY COLLINS and TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.20.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Despite a labor strike keeping trains out of service, two workers inspecting the tracks of a San Francisco...

Transit Workers Killed By Train During Major Strike

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Police from the San Francisco Bay Area's rapid transit system say two employees performing maint...

BART Strike Is A Commuter's Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.18.2013 | San Francisco

A transit nightmare for Bay Area commuters became a reality this morning when -- for the second time in four months -- workers for the region’s larg...

BART STRIKE: Traffic Snarled, Commuters Frustrated

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 10.18.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways...

Trains Continue As San Francisco-Area Bus Workers Mull Strike

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.15.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area transit system will continue to run train service after unions and managemen...

NIGHTMARE: AC Transit Issues Strike Notice Amidst BART Talks

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.15.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A recipe for gridlock was brewing in the San Francisco Bay Area as two of the region's major transit ...

BART Strike Averted...For A Day

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.14.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The threat of another gridlock-inducing strike in the San Francisco Bay Area loomed larger Monday as ...

Are BART Unions Prepared for Public Disdain Now Targeted at the Tea Party?

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Like the Tea Party, BART workers have the strong support of barely one-quarter of the population. Yet, there is little doubt that those that support the goals and tactics of the BART unions particularly revile the Tea Party, and would be loath to acknowledge those things that they have in common.

NO DEAL YET

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 12.12.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Contracts talks resumed Saturday afternoon between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system and its two...

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday 8/16/13

John Zipperer | Posted 10.16.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If hyperloops excite you and olinguitos don't make you hungry, you should do pretty well on our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Gov. Brown Steps In To Avert SF Transit Strike

AP | MIHIR ZAVERI and SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters got a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry...

BART Strike?

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 10.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Rapid Transit managers and union leaders returned to the bargaining table Sunday in hopes of heading off a strike that ...

The BART Strike and Mainstream Media

David Macaray | Posted 07.11.2013 | San Francisco
David Macaray

On July 1, the unionized employees of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) went out on what became a four and a half day strike. Despite the melodramatic to...

NO END IN SIGHT

AP | PAUL ELIAS and MIHIR ZAVERI | Posted 09.01.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — As San Francisco Bay Area commuters crammed onto ferries and sat in rush hour traffic, rail workers and transit officials resume...

Robin Wilkey

BARTPOCALYPSE: What Happens When A Major City's Transit System Shuts Down?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.01.2013 | San Francisco

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers went on strike early Monday morning, leaving the San Francisco Bay Area's 400,000 daily riders stranded during t...

STRIKE

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 08.30.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions went on strike after weekend talks with management failed to prod...

Bad News, Everyone...

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 08.29.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — A chief negotiator said Saturday that two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions will "likely" go on strike....

DON'T PANIC: There May Be A Silver Lining (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.18.2013 | San Francisco

Bay Area residents went into a collective state of panic after hearing BART workers officially gave notice that they were prepared to strike when thei...

Your Commute May Get A Whole Lot Worse...

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco

As negotiations between BART management and the unions representing nearly 3,000 employees grow more contentious, a strike that could leave the transi...