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Unions sue BART board over contract clause

Original post made on Dec 3, 2013

BART's two biggest unions have filed a lawsuit claiming that the transit agency's directors acted unlawfully when they rejected a family medical leave provision that was part of a tentative agreement.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Dec 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

So now corrupt SEIU local 1021 wants to sue the BART Board of Directors over a clause that someone put in after the agreement was verbally agreed upon. How much paid time off do these clowns think they deserve? It's time to contact your local State legislators or Mark Desaulnier who is considering legislation to mandate arbitration and a no strike clause to keep thugs from holding the Bay Area hostage and negatively impacting our recovering economy. If you agree, don't just shake your head up and down, pick up your phone or email your state representative to put an end to this idiocy.

Posted by Ava Daniels
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2013 at 8:07 am

The SEIU is a bunch of commie thugs.

Posted by BART subsidizing taxpayer
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 am

Mandatory arbitration ends up hurting the public as well. The union makes highly unreasonable demands, and the arbitrator just ends up meeting both sides half way. Plus, anything that Mark DeSaulnier favors has got to be bad for the public and great for the unions.

I would be in favor of developing an index for determining BART workers salaries. The index would be pegged to salaries/benefits for comparable jobs in the PRIVATE sector in industries where there is actually real bargaining going on.

Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

hey people BART screwed up and they will pay for their laziness. As most of you know I am not for labor. But in this case BART really screwed up big time.

Now it's time to eat crow. Some of you uninformed folks think the agreement was not signed by both parties...well think again, yes it was.

BART was so focused on padding them self on the back that no one read what they were signing...Same thing they do in Washington D. C.

Pay the fiddler BART and just lick your wounds.


Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini, from Alamo