Monday, October 21, 2013

Bart strike is over, trains running Tuesday, 10/22/13

Limited service available from 4 a.m.,
full service by afternoon commute home 

San Jose Mercury News//Mike Rosenberg, 10/21/13. "BART strike over as deal Monday night finally ends labor war."

....   "After more than six months of talks, two crippling rail shutdowns and a half-dozen more threatened strikes, management and union negotiators finally reached a deal Monday night.

BART said it would be able to restart limited train service Tuesday morning after 2,300 union workers get back on the job, fire up dormant systems and run test trains to ensure they are safe. Reduced service on each line was expected to start at 4 a.m., when trains usually begin operating, with BART hoping its full schedule will be intact by the afternoon commute. 

The announcement just after 10 p.m. ended the strike after 3 days and 22 hours -- the exact same length as the first strike in July."  Read article.

Note:  photograph from San Francisco Sentinel.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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