Monday, January 13, 2014

Transit Strike Ban Fails In Legislature

A Republican-sponsored bill to ban strikes by public transit workers has died in a State Senate committee. Senate Republican leader Bob Huff introduced his measure after lengthy and troubled labor negotiations at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District that included two strikes and the deaths of two workers during a transit shutdown. The measure drew opposition from labor unions and community groups, and failed to garner support from BART management or other public transit agencies. Christopher Martinez files this report from the State Capitol.