Why did BART go on strike?

Why did BART go on strike?

by Randy Shaw on July 2, 2013. While the 2013 BART strike involves current disputes over wages, pensions and worker safety, its roots go back decades. The chief reason is BART management’s historic insensitivity to its workers.

When was the last BART strike?

BART workers last struck in September 1997 for six days. The strike ended on July 5, when both sides agreed to a 30 day cooling off period.

When did BART go on strike?

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers carry signs on the first day of the BART strike on October 18, 2013 in Oakland, California.

What is BART strike?

BART workers last went on strike in July, when transportation in the San Francisco area saw severe rush-hour delays over a four-day period. Some employees work four-day, 10-hour shifts while others work five-day, eight-hour shifts. Union officials said BART wanted to schedule people as they saw fit.

How much did it cost to build BART?

Station funding was cooperative, with the San Francisco business community raising money for design, and BART spending $25 million on construction.

When did BART start operating?

At its inception in 1972, BART was heralded as a model for the future of public transportation. After years of industry-leading performance, its services have deteriorated and its technology has become outdated.

Who was involved in the BART strike?

Workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit, more commonly known by its acronym BART. After contracts with the agency’s two largest unions, Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, expired and renewal talks broke down, the unions announced they would strike.

Why are there no subways in the Bay Area?

The main reason is due to San Francisco’s population density. The only justification for building such an expensive subway system is if a significant amount of people would use it. The people who would use it the most would be those living closest to the stations.

Is there an underground in San Francisco?

The authorities eventually found the hidden entrance and sealed it up for good in 2011. As much of a bummer as that was, there are still a great number of underground spaces to explore around San Francisco. The boom-and-bust mentality of this city has been an ongoing trend since the gold-rush days.