top
East Bay
East Bay
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sat Jun 29 2013 (Updated 08/21/13)
War Against Transit Workers in the Bay Area
BART Workers Strike, Speak Out at Rallies
UPDATE: BART workers agreed to return to work on July 5 under their current contract for a 30-day negotiating period. Another strike remains possible.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers began to strike on July 1. They have been joined by other transit workers and supporters across the Bay Area to protest the attacks on their wages and health care and pension benefits forced on them by management after previous concessions, which already included a five year wage freeze.

In Oakland, workers say they face numerous health and safety problems in addition to continuing assaults on their wages and benefits. ATU 192 bus workers from AC Transit spoke about the dangerous and hostile work environment that they face, including the inability to have regular bathroom breaks even though this is required under the law by Cal/Osha, and ATU 1555 BART workers also said that they face similar conditions.

The BART board of directors have also spent $1.5 million to hire a union busting consulting firm lead by Thomas P. Hock of Veola Transportation Services, which workers say has a record of racism and attacking unions throughout the country. Workers also report that the BART board and management paid $320,000 for lawyers to fight a health and safety ruling by Cal/OSHA.

San Francisco: audio SEIU 1021 BART Strike Rally Civic Center | photo imc_video.gif BART Workers Rally! | photo imc_video.gif BART Workers Rally - Part 2 | photo imc_video.gif BART Workers Rally - Part 3 | imc_video.gif BART Workers Rally - Part 4: Olga Miranda & Tom Temprano

Oakland: photoBART Striking ATU 1555 Picket, Speakout and Protest Against BART Board Of Directors | photoSEIU Oakland City Workers And BART Workers Struck On July 1 And Rally at Oakland City & SF | audioOakland Strikes Back! Speeches from Oakland City/BART Strike | photoWar Against Transit Workers-AC-BART Transit Workers & Community Speaks Out At AC Bd Meet | photo"They Treat Us Like Slaves" BART ATU 1555 & AC ATU 192 Transit Workers Rally In Oakland | photoNo More Concessions Say BART ATU1555/SEIU1021/ATU192 Transit Workers At BART Board Meeting
07/07/19 Outraged Americans Demonstrate Against Trump's Concentration Camps Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley | San Francisco | Peninsula | U.S. | Immigrant Rights06/20/19 Hong Kong Solidarity Demonstrations Held in Palo Alto and San Francisco Front Page | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | Peninsula | International06/10/19 Protesters Raise Awareness of Gun Violence with Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | U.S.05/10/19 Anti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus Front Page | Peninsula | California | Animal Liberation05/10/19 Environmentalists, Fishermen, and Tribes Continue to Oppose Single Tunnel Plan Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California05/09/19 ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner Front Page | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | East Bay05/06/19 Let Us Live Coalition Pushes to Restrict Police Use of Deadly Force Statewide Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California | Government & Elections05/05/19 Dwindling Orcas Starving for Lack of Salmon, Being Hurt by Boats and Water Pollution Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | Peninsula | North Coast | California | U.S. | Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/04/19 Oakland Police Will No Longer Be Able Search Parolees & Probationers Without Cause Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections05/04/19 Multiple California Businesses Flouting Law Forbidding Force-Feeding of Birds Central Valley | San Francisco | North Bay / Marin | California | Animal Liberation05/04/19 Authorities Fail to Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws Yet Prosecute Activists North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 162.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network