Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

CA: BART Launches a Labor News Website

BART is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, to provide the latest information regarding contract negotiations between BART and its five unions.

There are 2,841 employees are represented by these contract negotiations, and include:
Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 (SEIU) — which represents 1,430 employees who are mostly mechanics and clerical employees.
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1555 (ATU) — which represents 945 employees who are mostly train operators, station agents and foreworkers.
BART Police Officers Association (POA) — which represents 215 rank and file officers.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3993 (AFSCME) — which represents 210 employees who are mostly middle managers.
• BART Police Managers Association (PMA) — which represents 41 sergeants and lieutenants.
BART’s current four-year labor contracts expire on June 30.

“Our labor negotiations are focused on bargaining a balanced contract for our workers, as well as ensuring the long-term financial health and sustainability of our system,” said BART’s General Manager Grace Crunican. “We value the contributions of our hardworking employees, which make our system a global leader in public transportation. It is our hope to have a contract in place by June 30th that meets the long-term needs of our employees, our system, and our riders.”

Contract negotiations will focus on important adjustments to employee healthcare, pension plans and work rules that are necessary to create a modern and economically sustainable contract.