BART workers and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1555 ended their strike today as negotiations continue over a new contract. Their current contract will expire August 4.
As we reported earlier, after forgoing pay raises for five years and making $100 million in concessions four years ago to help the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system through rough economic times, about 2,500 BART workers struck throughout the San Francisco Bay area after their contracts expired at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Monday.
Workers also say BART did not respond to a number of their safety concerns for both workers and riders.
The other major group of BART workers are the more than 1,400 mechanics, maintenance workers and staff represented by SEIU Local 1021.