Golden Gate Bridge Workers to Hold One Day Strike Next Friday

Golden Gate Bridge Workers to Hold One Day Strike Next Friday

A group of Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District workers comprised of mechanics, servicers and dispatchers announced plans this afternoon to go on a…

Court Workers Decide Whether or not to Strike Over Stalled Contract Negotiations

Court Workers Decide Whether or not to Strike Over Stalled Contract Negotiations

Dozens of San Francisco court workers rallied outside the city’s Civic Center Courthouse this afternoon to cast their votes on whether to strike amid what…

13,000 UC Technical Patient Care Workers To Go On Strike

13,000 UC Technical Patient Care Workers To Go On Strike

Some 13,000 patient care technical workers plan to walk off the job at five University of California hospitals during a five-day strike later this month…

UC’s Patient Care Technical Workers To Vote To Authorize Strike

UC’s Patient Care Technical Workers To Vote To Authorize Strike

Patient care technical workers at University of California healthcare facilities will vote on whether to authorize a strike this week, union officials said today. Around…

“UC didn’t move at all on the core issues involved”: Service Workers Begin Strike Authorization Vote

“UC didn’t move at all on the core issues involved”: Service Workers Begin Strike Authorization Vote

About 8,300 service workers at University of California campuses across the state began voting today on whether to authorize a strike over wages and staffing…

Bill That Would Have Banned Transit Strikes (Like BART’s) Killed By Senate Committee

Bill That Would Have Banned Transit Strikes (Like BART’s) Killed By Senate Committee

A bill that would have banned strikes by public transit employees, such as BART workers who walked off the job twice last year, has been…

Vote To End Eight Months Of BART Contract Wrestling Won’t Happen This Year

Vote To End Eight Months Of BART Contract Wrestling Won’t Happen This Year

Votes on an agreement that would end eight months of strife between BART and its labor unions probably won’t be held until late next week,…

Holiday Travel Got A Little Easier: Oakland Airport Workers Call Off Saturday Strike

Holiday Travel Got A Little Easier: Oakland Airport Workers Call Off Saturday Strike

Food and retail workers at Oakland International Airport have postponed a strike planned for Saturday due to what they call “encouraging progress” in settlement talks,…

Tentative Agreement Averts AC Transit Strike

Tentative Agreement Averts AC Transit Strike

AC Transit officials have reached a new tentative agreement with an employee union representing drivers and mechanics, forestalling a potential strike, officials announced this afternoon….

New BART Board President Wants To Outlaw Strikes, Says Labor Disputes Have Gotten “Worse and worse”

New BART Board President Wants To Outlaw Strikes, Says Labor Disputes Have Gotten “Worse and worse”

Veteran BART Director Joel Keller began his term as the transit agency’s board president with a bang today by proposing a ballot measure supporting state…

Contract Dispute Continues: BART Management And Unions Meeting Thursday And Friday

Contract Dispute Continues: BART Management And Unions Meeting Thursday And Friday

BART and its two biggest labor unions will meet on Thursday to try to resolve a dispute over a contract provision that calls for employees…

Another Victim Of The BART Strikes? The Tenderloin Drug Trade

Another Victim Of The BART Strikes? The Tenderloin Drug Trade

With BART’s contract with workers in dispute and a third strike still considered a possibility, a less talked about group of Mid-Market entrepreneurs would be…

Union Officials Slam BART Management As The “height of incompetence”

Union Officials Slam BART Management As The “height of incompetence”

Union officials slammed BART management today, calling a move to scuttle a tentative contract deal and go back to the bargaining table over a disputed…

Just When You Thought It Was Over:  BART Management,  Union Headed Back To Bargaining Table After Contract Snafu

Just When You Thought It Was Over: BART Management, Union Headed Back To Bargaining Table After Contract Snafu

8:08 PM: BART unions and management are headed back to the bargaining table to resolve an issue in the tentative labor agreement reached last month…

BART Officials: Closed Meeting Required To Determine If “Glitch” In Contract Will Delay Deal With Workers

BART Officials: Closed Meeting Required To Determine If “Glitch” In Contract Will Delay Deal With Workers

11:04 PM: BART management has not recommended that BART directors vote against a tentative labor agreement despite BART officials saying that a provision management had…

Oakland Airport Workers Announce Plans To Strike Over The Holidays

Oakland Airport Workers Announce Plans To Strike Over The Holidays

Food and retail workers at the Oakland International Airport said today that they plan to strike at some point during the holiday season to protest…

Now That Unions Have Approved Tentative Contract Agreement, BART Board Must Vote

Now That Unions Have Approved Tentative Contract Agreement, BART Board Must Vote

A second BART union whose members walked off the job during two strikes this year has approved a tentative contract agreement with the transit agency’s…

BART Union Leaders Hopeful That Workers Will Vote To Approve Tentative Contract Agreement

BART Union Leaders Hopeful That Workers Will Vote To Approve Tentative Contract Agreement

Members of BART’s two biggest labor unions will vote Friday on a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract that the transit agency’s management and…

Muni Estimates At Least $400,000 Spent To Support BART Riders During Strike

Muni Estimates At Least $400,000 Spent To Support BART Riders During Strike

During the recent four-day BART strike, ridership and expenses went up for other transit agencies taking on the extra demand for rides in parts of…

Man Who Allegedly Threw Hammer At Striking BART Workers Pleads Not Guilty

Man Who Allegedly Threw Hammer At Striking BART Workers Pleads Not Guilty

A San Francisco man who allegedly threw a hammer at striking BART workers in Daly City on Monday morning has pleaded not guilty to two…

BART Resumes “Limited Service,” Warns Riders Of 30-45 Minute Delays

BART Resumes “Limited Service,” Warns Riders Of 30-45 Minute Delays

BART is now running limited svc. — SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) October 22, 2013 5:50 AM: According to an announcement sent by BART at 5:49 AM Tuesday…

Tentative Contract Agreement Means BART Strike Is Over

Tentative Contract Agreement Means BART Strike Is Over

BART’s largest unions have announced a tentative contract agreement, and trains could be running as soon as 4 AM Tuesday morning. Contract negotiations resumed this…

Mayor Lee Cuts Asia Trip Short In Wake Of BART Strike, Deaths

Mayor Lee Cuts Asia Trip Short In Wake Of BART Strike, Deaths

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has come home early from an overseas trip to Asia and this afternoon called for a resolution to the BART…

BART Unions And Management To Resume Contract Negotiations This Afternoon

BART Unions And Management To Resume Contract Negotiations This Afternoon

2:39 PM: BART management will be meeting with union leaders this afternoon to resume contract negotiations, a BART spokesman said. A federal mediator who has…

Packed Roads, Buses, And Ferries For Day Four Of BART Strike

Packed Roads, Buses, And Ferries For Day Four Of BART Strike

With a new workweek getting under way and no end to the BART strike in sight, Bay Area commuters set their alarms early again and…

BART Strike Means Spike In Ferry Ridership

BART Strike Means Spike In Ferry Ridership

San Francisco Bay Ferry ridership shot up with the start of the BART strike on Friday and remained high over the weekend, officials said. While…

Port Of Oakland Truckers Plan Work Stoppage

A group representing Port of Oakland truckers said today that it plans to halt work Monday morning to push for better working conditions and payment….

Striking BART Unions Submit Work Rules Compromise Proposal

Striking BART Unions Submit Work Rules Compromise Proposal

Officials with two striking BART unions said they had submitted a new proposal this evening that would offer flexibility on some work rules but retain…

With No New Contract Talks Scheduled, BART Strike To Continue Monday

With No New Contract Talks Scheduled, BART Strike To Continue Monday

BART’s board of directors will hold an emergency meeting Monday as a systemwide strike by transit employees seems sure to continue into a fourth day….

BART Now Saying They’re Not Sure Who Was Driving Train In Fatal Crash, NTSB Taking Over Investigation (Video)

BART Now Saying They’re Not Sure Who Was Driving Train In Fatal Crash, NTSB Taking Over Investigation (Video)

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the deaths of two BART workers killed in a collision on the tracks this afternoon, officials said today….

BART Radio Communications Tell Tale Of Train Accident That Killed Two (Audio)

BART Radio Communications Tell Tale Of Train Accident That Killed Two (Audio)

BART police have confirmed that two BART workers were struck and killed by a BART train that was “under computer control” this afternoon. A report…

ATU Expects Members To Reject BART Management’s “Final” Offer

The leader of one of two unions representing striking BART workers announced today that Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 members are expected to vote down…

Commuters React To Heavy Traffic, Delays In Commute

The evening commute was a little longer than usual for many Bay Area commuters, with would-be BART riders scrambling for alternate forms of transportation to…

SF Chamber Of Commerce: BART Strike Is “catastrophe for the Bay Area”

SF Chamber Of Commerce: BART Strike Is “catastrophe for the Bay Area”

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce joined other Bay Area business groups today in calling for an end to a BART strike that began at…

BART Management Calls Union’s Work Rule Arbitration Plan “Cherry-Picking”

BART management is not budging after union leaders said today that striking employees would return to work and get the transit system’s trains running by…

Labor Law Scholar: Arbitration Only Way Out Of BART Strike

Labor Law Scholar: Arbitration Only Way Out Of BART Strike

State legislation prohibiting BART strikes is the best way to avoid future labor standoffs like the one that led to a strike this week, but…

BART Union Proposes Arbitration Plan, Offers To Return To Service Friday Night

BART union leaders said today that striking employees would return to work and get the transit system’s trains running by 10 p.m. tonight if management…

San Francisco Streets, Bay Bridge, And Freeways Heavily Congested Due To BART Strike

San Francisco Streets, Bay Bridge, And Freeways Heavily Congested Due To BART Strike

5:45 PM: Bay Area freeways, especially those leading to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, saw an increase in traffic today on the first day of…

BART GM: “You can’t run a railroad with this book of rules”

BART General Manager Grace Crunican said today that management wants to change work rules for its employees in order to save money and make the…

BART Workers Stage Demonstration, Say Move To Do Away With Paper Paychecks Was Factor In Breakdown

BART Workers Stage Demonstration, Say Move To Do Away With Paper Paychecks Was Factor In Breakdown

4:58 PM: Less than a day after BART union leaders announced a strike, more than 100 workers and supporters gathered today at a noontime rally…