Bay Area transit workers threaten strike
August 1st, 2013
11:57 PM ET

Bay Area transit workers threaten strike

Transit workers in California's Bay Area announced Thursday that they would go on strike Sunday at midnight local time, if no progress is made in contract negotiations.

Unions accused Bay Area Rapid Transit management of holding up progress at the bargaining table.

A BART official said there was no reason for the strike and it would make an effort to come to an agreement to avoid a service stoppage.

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  1. Sozialismus!

    Give them the money! Califonia has a twenty-five billion deficit this year, two hundred billion in unfunded public penions, and Jerry nutjob Brown is piling on 68 mill for rapid rail and 24 mill for water infrastructure! Woohoo, party party – let's tax and spend and party to prosperity. Just let in more illegal aliens – they'll stimulate the economy. Or more f00d stamps. Pelosi told me those will stimulate the economy.

    August 2, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Hmmmmmm. I thought they had that deficit left over from republican Gov. Schwarencheater?

      August 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandie

      Oh, yes, because rail and water infastructure is horrific. You're right. I don't see you complaining when those blue states are psying for the red states welfare. You're happy to cash your gubmint check, aren't you? How's that "right to work" at McDonald's job working out for you?

      August 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bankrupt

    Hey unions. One word for ya. DETROIT

    August 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      Hi zandie. I like your post.

      August 3, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    @ Soz- I think the republican gov. schwarzegcheater was the one whom put calif. in deficit financially.

    August 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Bankrupt- living wage-All the non-union jobs, such as Walmart, McDonalds, working poor while the Walmart clans buy expensive art and football teams, the hoarders, the 1% make more than 98% of us.

    August 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Detroit is bankrupt for one reason only. CORRUPTION!

    August 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mercantile

      Don't forget Chrissy that that state has been run by democrats for many many years. Just sayin that the spend spend spend mentality doesn't and never will work. Lets work on having two parents in the home. It's a start

      August 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tulsa55

      You apparently are a fanatic ideologue unwilling to face the obvious reality that socialist economic policies don't work – never have in history, never will. You want to blame corrupt individuals instead of admitting you're wrong. Detroit is the inevitable endstate of what happens when dimocrats get everything they want. Your unwillingness to face facts makes you ... irrational.

      August 3, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    Yea. Irrational

    August 3, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick owes Detroit millions of dollars. And the state made an agreement with Detroit a few years back that if they discontinued city income tax the state would subsidize it. And they never paid Detroit that money promised after Detroit quit the tax. And the current Governor was just going to use that money for a new bridge to canada instead of paying money owed to Detroit per their agreement.

    August 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oh and @ Mercantile, Detroit has been abused by politicians for years! Have you ever been to Detroit btw? There are some beautiful areas in Detroit. Also, i would like to add, they are presently filming Transporter 4 in Detroit. Just as they did 1 and 3 of the series. So much for New Orleans stealing the film industry eh @ hamsta lol!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Uhoh correction, that would be the TRANSFORMER series, my bad.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Also, @ Mercantile, wth does your "2 parent in the home" comment have to do with ANYTHING being discussed here??? I think sometimes its better to have a 1 parent home than to have constant parental turmoil! That is not healthy for children to be subjected too.

    August 5, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |