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BART strike could come as early as Wednesday

Original post made on Jun 25, 2009

BART management and union leaders sent out competing press releases Wednesday, indicating that tensions are high with only a few days left before BART's contract with its 2,800 union employees expires.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:01 AM

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Posted by Ronald Reagan
a resident of another community
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:16 am

You'd think they would have learned after the overpaid air traffic controllers left their jobs. For good.

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Posted by Toni
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

What idiots. Aren't there hundreds of people that would love to even have a job. AND what does this mean for the 4th of July weekend and all the other people that use the already overpriced BART system?

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Posted by unknown
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:44 am

Bart is a joke if the public really knew what went on behind closed
doors talk abought green yeah right they over spend all the time,
management in jobs they dont qualify for put there because of law suit or color,sexual persuasion etc. Arnold look at the sloppy mess there do un anouced internal audit on the system .

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Posted by Lucky Guy
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:58 am

Now is not the time to strike. Maybe Ridership ought to strike. Maybe not ride BART. In fact when will we all stop bitching and start PEACEFULLY demonstrate. A good ole March on Sacramento would be fun. AND maybe get the attention of the idiots in the Legislature.
Just venting and wishful thinking.

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Posted by Real BART Workers
a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Jun 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

WORKERS ARE NOT STRIKING. ON July 1, we will all be at work. Whether or not BART locks us out or not is the key point. Get the facts on the budget, the mismanagment of BART ($400K in bonuses to BART execs in 2008 and now they are crying deficit?!) at or on twitter at

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Posted by sam
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 25, 2009 at 7:01 pm

im scared of the bart police!

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Posted by Joey
a resident of Mission Park
on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:34 am

To RealBartWorkers,
I checked the site, there is not much there that is substative. The bottom line is,
a) two wrongs don't make a right (I.e. both the board and the workers are both overpaid) We need to work these two items separately. It doesn't give you the right to also be overpaid.
b) Your job expertise is relatively low, so simple economics dictate that you should be paid accordingly.

I personally hope that you strike/or are locked out. I would be looking for a 15% reduction in salary/benefits if I were negotiating on the board's side.

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