BART’s Wasteful Union Contracts

By Marc Joffe
Last week we learned that a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system janitor managed to boost his annual compensation to $271,000 by clocking an enormous number of overtime hours – hours that apparently were often devoted to sleeping in a subway station closet. The revelation reminds Bay Area commuters that BART’s unreliable service comes with...

TAGS: BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit District

BART Transit Strike Begins in San Francisco Bay Area

By Mike Shedlock
Editor’s Note: UnionWatch contributor Mike Shedlock provides some perspective on the BART strike that began today, their 2nd this year. One impasse relates to the refusal of management to submit to binding arbitration on the remaining areas of dispute. Good for management. The possibility of getting an even worse result in binding arbitration is the...

TAGS: BART, BART strike, Bay Area Rapid Transit District, public sector unions