Friday, July 5, 2013

BART Service Resumes After 4.5 Days of Union Strikes

After a four and a half day strike, relief for the 400,000 daily riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Trains began rolling today at 3pm. SEIU Local 10-21 and ATU Local 15-55 called for a strike on Monday after negotiations with BART failed to produce a new contract. The California Labor Secretary and state mediators encouraged the unions to end the strike and for the two parties to return to the table and work towards a settlement after both unions and BART managers agreed to a 30-day extension of the expired union contracts. Arielle Zionts reports: