BART warns riders to prepare for 4th day of striking rail workers as labor talks continue

  • Article by: MIHIR ZAVERI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 4, 2013 - 12:00 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay area transit officials warned commuters late Wednesday to make alternate transit plans on the July Fourth holiday as rail workers are expected to continue their strike.

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Cory089Jul. 3, 13 8:28 AM

I can't articulate just how much I delight in public-transit users in a city of liberals being thwarted by a government union. C'mon San Francisco. Stand up for those unions and those poor (i.e. $82k/yr) union workers. They are being held down by management. Just cave to their demands. Oh, this situation is absolutely brilliant.

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joe_mnJul. 3, 1310:11 AM

So no union transit workers will be working on the 4th collecting holiday pay? Hehe

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spruce1Jul. 3, 1311:05 AM

$82k base + medical + pension contribution (not mentioned in article)? How much are bus drivers supposed to make, anyways?

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supervon2Jul. 3, 1311:25 AM

This is why the Liberals want more public transportation. The Unions and Liberals will control you life and take all they can take under the guise of the "little guy". It's time to fire them all and start fresh in San Francisco-but the Unions have the Liberals in their back pockets. Too bad, citizens, you voted for these clowns.

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raineyrooJul. 3, 1311:59 AM

spruce1 - remember, it's San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in America. A salary of 82K there only amounts to 55K in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Having a former office in the East Bay (Concord), I can tell you that those bus drivers are not living large in SF. Unless of course, they're commuting from towns like Antioch and Tracy that are 50 miles away.

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raineyrooJul. 3, 1312:01 PM

supervon2 - it's safe to say that you've never driven in the Bay Area. Where is there room to put additional lanes without spending billions to buyout hundreds if not thousands of business'? As for you're comment about liberals wanting to control your life, I'd say you're correct. However, they're really not much different than the tea party, who wants to control what goes on in your bedroom.

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SignGuy101Jul. 3, 1312:59 PM

@Raineyroo - I was going to post the exact same thing regarding their cost of living as I was just out there a month ago, and wow is it ever expensive. I'm not taking anything away from how hard they work, because I saw it first hand, but it ONLY amounts to 55k in comparison. If you ask me that is a pretty respecatable salary considering you do not need a degree to perform this work. I would consider giving up my 4 year degree to live there! :)

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