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60-Day Cooling off Period Granted as Negotiations Continue (BART Strike 2013)

Last Wednesday, BART presented facts of the labor contract negotiations to Governor Brown’s inquiry panel.
After reviewing the report, Governor Brown agreed to move forward with filing for a 60-day cooling off period, which was granted yesterday morning by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow.
The cooling off period allows for negotiations to continue while trains keep running.
Yesterday, BART increased its wages and benefits offer by more than 70% from what it had offered last Thursday. The response from unions was to walk out without responding.
Watch BART General Manager Grace Crunican discuss the latest stall:

More online:

  • No progress in BART talks; 60 day cooling off begins (ABC7)
  • BART outlines latest offer as negotiations stall (BART)
  • BART presents facts of labor contract negotiations to Governor’s inquiry panel (BART)

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