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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
BART Workers Rally - Part 3
BART workers rally at 24th & Mission in San Francisco on June 25, 2013.
Christina Olague, President of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club, and Shanell Williams, CCSF Student Trustee, speak.
Four-minute QT movie. 34MB.
What's Behind the BART Strike?
Mother Jones - July 1, 2013
Commuters were scrambling on Monday morning as the main transit system for one of the largest metropolitan regions in the US came to a halt because of a labor strike. Here's a closer look at what unionized workers are demanding and why you should care:
Why the BART Strike Happened
Beyond Chron - July 2, 2013
While the 2013 BART strike involves current disputes over wages, pensions and worker safety, its roots go back decades. BART management and its workforce have long had a poisonous relationship. The 90 day 1979 strike/lockout is the most obvious example, and despite the last strike occurring back in1997, bargaining always goes down to the wire with a work stoppage imminent. Why is this relationship so stormy? The chief reason is BART management’s historic insensitivity to its workers.