Thursday, June 27, 2013

BART Requests Governor Not to Order Cooling Off Period

In the case that a new contract is not agreed upon between Bay Area Rapid Transit and their unions by the 30th, BART has requested Governor Jerry Brown not to order a 60 day cooling off period. This announcement comes on the heels of a nearly unanimous vote by the unions to authorize a strike if necessary. BART requested, and the unions agree, that citizens will be notified 72 hours in advance of a strike. Arielle Zionts reports: