BART management and its labor unions announced late last night that contract negotiations would continue today and through the weekend.
A BART strike could potentially begin as early as Monday if the negotiations fail, said President of SEIU 1021 Roxanne Sanchez.
In a message to city and county leaders last night, a BART representative said BART negotiators "are currently at the table with union leadership working to reach a contract settlement and avert a strike."
"The unions have not yet provided a courtesy strike notice, though they have not taken a Friday
strike off the table," said Roddrick Lee, BART's Government and Community Relations director. "It is our hope that union leadership will agree to extend talks and not strike. We are prepared and willing to meet all weekend and as long as it takes."
Lee said that in the event a strike is called, BART will notify the public through its website at bart.gov, its email alert list and the media. BART's contingency plan can be found on bart.gov/
The BART information call center (510 465-2278) will be fully staffed in the event of a strike from 5 a,m. to 8 p.m.