BART and Unions to Hold Labor Talks Tonight

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An empty BART station
BART and its unions are resuming labor talks tonight, hoping to put an end to the Bay Area transit strike.

Rick Rice, spokesman for BART, released the following statement to the press:

"The District has been notified by state mediators that negotiations will resume at 6pm tonight. After one full day of no meetings, we are eager to get back to the table."

It's the second day in a row that Bay Area commuters have been stiffed by BART for a ride to work, creating what's commonly referred to as a commuter's hell. Until now, both sides had made no overture to come back to the table.

Union workers walked off the job on Monday after their contract expired and 15 weeks of labor negotiations failed. Commuters have been piling into charter buses, ferries, and carpools braving the masses to get to work amid the labor strike.

More to come on this pressing story.




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塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

There are a lot of people looking for work fuck the union! Hire people that lost there jobs due to Obama and his thugs that r in office!!

PJ Lugo
PJ Lugo

Don't give those over paid fucks anymore money! Hire me, I'll take the least amount salary you offer and never strike, swear. All Bart does is hire hood rat degenerates with foul attitudes. How do such ghetto people get such good jobs anyway? I'm tell,you Bart, fire them hire more grateful people.

Mario Mars Melara
Mario Mars Melara

Fuck everything about this strike and what they're doing to every single person in the Bay Area. I know unions are usually a good thing but this is ridiculous.

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

Talk talk talk. What about resuming service????

Moe Young
Moe Young

Offer them 8% if they come back to work tomorrow, 7% the day after, and so on..

Bobbi López
Bobbi López

they make $60,000 on average while managers make $300,000. who are the real greedy bastards? also are bullet proof windows and lighting in tunnels too much to ask for? keep in mind management...walked out.

Todd Ganser
Todd Ganser

Steven, you expected something different when a union is involved?

Steven Hieger
Steven Hieger

at 6pm no less...talk for 15 minutes and then take a dinner break...

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