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BART board OKs new agreements with three largest labor unions

Original post made on Dec 7, 2020

The BART Board of Directors voted this week to approve new bargaining agreements with the agency's three largest labor unions

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, December 6, 2020, 4:11 PM

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Posted by Lewis and Lynn Glenn
a resident of Danville
on Dec 7, 2020 at 12:20 pm

Lewis and Lynn Glenn is a registered user.

This contract is an egregious example of why we need new blood on the BART board of directors which, unfortunately is currently in bed with the BART unions. The new wage agreement is completely unaffordable and provides benefits far beyond what similar jobs provide in the private sector. The end result is certain to be bankruptcy of BART and/or reduced service plus higher transport costs for the citizens of the Bay area. The end is nigh!

Posted by Debora Allen, BART Director District 1
a resident of Danville
on Dec 8, 2020 at 8:08 am

Debora Allen, BART Director District 1 is a registered user.

Note: Not all BART Directors supported this action. From the article:
“ Board Directors Debora Allen and Liz Ames voted against ratifying the contracts, arguing the agency's financial future is too opaque for the time being, particularly without the promise of federal funding help, to extend a contract by three years.

"We are all hopeful that another $377 million will come to us from (Washington), D.C., and we're hopeful that the retirement incentive will induce enough people to retire from exactly the right positions we can afford to eliminate ... We shouldn't be budgeting to hopeful aspiration," Allen said.

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