Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

BART Responds to Unions’ Monday Strike Notice

BART Spokesperson Rick Rice issued the following statement in response to notification from BART’s two largest unions of a Monday strike:

"Shortly before 11 pm Thursday, BART received written notification from two of its unions that they may go on strike as early as July 1, 2013. The letters did, however, indicate that both unions preferred not to take this step and intended to continue negotiations.

BART is also committed to continuing good faith negotiations and staying at the table until a deal is reached. Meetings are expected to resume at 11 am today.

There was some progress yesterday, with both sides making proposals and responses. We're looking forward to continuing that when we meet again today and through the weekend. There is still plenty of time to reach an agreement before the threatened strike Monday."

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