Late Thursday evening, BART spokesman Rick Rice issued the following statement on labor negotiations:
Union leadership has given the District a 72-hour strike notice. We are very disappointed and hope they reconsider their options. A strike only stalls and delays the decisions that need to be made while using our riders as pawns.
BART is willing to stay at the table for as long as it takes to reach an agreement. Even if there isn’t a deal in place by Sunday night, talks can be extended.