In the proud tradition of doublespeak, BART management and union officials basically revealed nothing regarding the past few days’ intense negotiations.
BART spokesperson Linton Johnson told reporters “we’re making some progress on some things, and we’re not making progress on other things. Hopefully, at some point, we’ll come to a settlement pretty quick here.”
Johnson later “elaborated” that work rules were the main stumbling block, though he failed to comment on exactly what that meant.
Lisa Isler, president of the service employees international Union Local 1021 said she was “cautiously optimistic” a deal would come–just not before midnight on Thursday.
At least these last four days have led to an agreement on something: this one’s coming down to the wire.