Aug 11 2013

BART Strike Averted Again

BART trains will run on Monday, August 12.

If BART management and unions do not reach agreement on new contracts by 11:59 pm Sunday night August 11, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow’s injunction will prevent a strike through October 1o.  (Contracts expired at the end of June.) 

At a Sunday morning hearing the parties learned that, as expected, Governor Jerry Brown was granted, if necessary, the injunction he requested for a 60-day cooling-off period between the BART bargaining parties. Under the injunction, BART employee unions cannot strike; nor can BART lock out employees during the 60-day cooling-off period.  It is hoped that during the two month period,  the bargaining parties can reach an agreement and prevent a strike in October.

Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow said he will sign the order after paperwork is submitted, the radio station said. The order, in the form of an injunction, would last through Oct. 10, the judge said.

It would take effect at midnight tonight if the two sides don’t reach a contract agreement before then. Talks were set to resume today at 1 p.m., KCBS reported.

Information and details on BART negotiations. 

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