BART To Resume Service, No Deal Reached With Union

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Commuter rail service is resuming today in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month while they continue bargaining.

(AP)  Bay Area Rapid Transit will begin operating trains by 3 o’clock this afternoon…ending a four-day strike that crippled commutes across the Bay Area.

State officials say both sides will continue to negotiate as the current contract is extended for 30 days.

Both BART and union officials say there’s still a wide gap.

Key sticking points in the labor dispute include salaries, pensions, health care and safety.




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