BART Unions Give Notice of Possible Strike

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Negotiations are scheduled to continue through the weekend in an effort to avert a strike by two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions.

A negotiator for the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 says the situation is "fluid," but both sides want to avoid a strike.

The unions gave 72-hour notice of a possible strike late Thursday night as a courtesy to passengers so they could make alternate plans for a potentially chaotic Monday morning commute. The strike would start when their contracts expire at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

BART spokesman Rick Rice said there was still "plenty of time" to reach an agreement.

Also on Friday, the union representing Oakland City clerical, public works and parking enforcement workers has called a 1-day strike for Monday.

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