Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
BART Workers Authorize StrikeDownload audio (MP3)
Unions representing over 2,000 BART employees voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a strike, which could begin as early as Monday, potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of daily commuters. The employees are demanding wage and cost-of-living increases. BART, meanwhile, wants workers to contribute to pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses. Unions also filed a lawsuit earlier this week alleging unfair labor practices, accusing BART of refusing to bargain in good faith over worker safety.
Host: Thuy Vu
- Antonette Bryant, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1555
- Tom Radulovich, president of the BART Board of Directors