Fri, Aug 14, 2009 -- 9:00 AM

BART Strike Looms

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First, we get an update on the wildfire burning near Santa Cruz. Then, BART's union representing train operators and station agents says they will go on strike at midnight on Sunday. Earlier this week, the union rejected a contract that would have frozen salaries and capped health benefits. We discuss the strike and what commuters can do to get where they need to go.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Daniel Berlant, spokesperson for Cal Fire
  • Clarence Johnson, spokesperson for AC Transit
  • Harley Shaiken, professor of labor and global economics at UC Berkeley
  • Jean Hamilton, president of AFSCME Local 3993 which represents a little more than 200 mid-level supervisors, planners, accountants and safety officers
  • John Goodwin, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Rachel Gordon, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle

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