Bay Area Rapid Transit mediation update

You may recall I recently wrote about the Bay Area Rapid Transit labor dispute unfolding in San Fransisco (original post here). I am pleased to report that the BART mediation is continuing, with the unions’ concerns over work conditions – not just pay rates – being discussed:

Talks between BART management and its two largest unions —  SEIU Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 — had yielded progress last week. The unions had agreed to health benefit and pension contributions as well as the “financial framework” of pay raises.

However, management insistence on greater control over changes in workplace procedures – known as “work rules” — was met by union resistance. Safety issues were also yet to be resolved, they said.

Read more here: LA Times

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