Monday, June 24, 2013

Unions Sue BART Over Labor Negotiations and Saftey Issues

Unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers sued BART managers today, accusing them of refusing to bargain in "good faith" over health and safety issues. The unions' lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court came as employees geared up for a strike authorization vote on Tuesday, as contentious talks heat up ahead of a contract expiration at the end of the month. BART managers say the unions' focus on safety is a "smokescreen" to cover up the real issues of contention: pensions and health care. Arielle Zionts reports from Oakland