Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:34pm
I am a disabled person with serious pulmonary disease. During the Bart strikes my condition grew much worse due to pollution created from traffic of those driving to work. I believe that this may have killed some pulmonary patients. Does Bart have the right to harm others with their strike. I have always supported unions that have legitimate grievances. I can't support this when they already have such high salaries and benefits. They should have to pay medical and retirement just like everyone else. Please ban Bart strikes.
Submitted by bart_rider on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:34pm
I realize it is the NTSB causing tomorrow's delay this time but they could't do their ivnestigation on a weekend without disrupting service to exhausted passengers so SOOOOOOOOOOON after the strike. After all, we all know the NTSB will find the same OSHA did when Mr. Strickland was hit. The bus bridges suck; they are really slow.
UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
Submitted by TreoBART on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 9:21am
When I log in and see three threads with 30,40,50 responses all between two trolls having a pissing contest on the internet, that is where I have to draw the line. Some of the accounts are new, a few are not so new, and then there's Bartarded. I should have banned you a long LONG time ago, but I put up with your shit because, for the most part, it was on topic. Well, congratulations if you were trying to see how far you could go, you found it.
For the record here is what I have done.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:58pm
Workers have had to come up to speed on technology and deal with little or no pay raises for the past several years. Why should BART employees be exempt?
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:20am
Let me give you a preview of basic manual labor in the private sector (no high school degree needed)
Wage: $10 / hour
Vacation: 2 weeks
Schedule: whenever your boss tells you
That's why every BART opening has 200k applications - you are all over paid already!
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:33pm
It's time the unions and management felt the wrath of the public. While some people truely have no other way to get to their jobs and other places without BART, everyone else who can find a substitute should get together and boycott riding BART. A public strike/boycott would send a deafening message to both sides. As far as I'm concerned the unions are mostly to blame and wish they could all be fired and new non-union agents and drivers as well as the rest of the current employees of Bart should be sacked. There a thousands of people who would be qualified to replace them.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 11:08am
...if for no other reason than I won't have to hear/see/read the constant fuckin' whining of over-privileged Bay Area commuters anymore! Christ on a crutch, will we have enough whaaam-bulances to deal with the fallout tomorrow if they don't come to terms?
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:31pm
Here you go, the official Ban Bart strikes. Just like NYC, Washington and others lets join to ban Bart from ever striking again and put it into legislation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 12:38pm
Submitted by bart_rider on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 5:06pm
Why do people think smoking electronic cigarettes on the trains are okay? Some idiot was doing this last night and they still STINK!
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 10:24am
Not content with bringing the Bay Area to a grinding halt with ridiculous protests over already-too-high wages, the SEIU (which represents some of BART's lowest skilled workers) is spending millions on pro-amnesty ads seeking to legalize millions of new low-skill workers at a time when real unemployment in the unskilled worker sector is still at 12% or more.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 3:05pm
Well, it seems for some reason all BART stations are suddenly afflicted with 'failing' escalators since the 4 day hissy fit the unions decided to throw and then forced back to work since they were barred from striking again for 60 days.
I guess things of this nature just suddenly manifest when unions don't get what they want.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 6:36pm
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/11/2013 - 9:10am
BART's board president says the transit agency's unionized workers are the best paid in the nation. The workers say that's flat-out false - and all summer, through contract talks that have already devolved into one strike, both sides have been trotting out numbers to prove their case.
It turns out the truth is somewhere in the middle. BART workers aren't at the top when it comes to salaries, but factor in their low-cost health care and lack of pension contributions, and they may well be among the best-off in the country, a Chronicle analysis shows.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 1:58am
So while professional folks such as the vehicle mechanics / electronic technicians might not be compensated as well, apparently the front line workers are making a killing AND with plenty of "perks" that aren't pointed out in most articles.
These guys are beyond spoiled! I found other "perks" in the Station Agent / Train operator contract (http://www.bart.gov/docs/job_descriptions/jobs/CBA/2009_2013_ATU.pdf)
- (3) PAID 15 min breaks, every 2 hours
- PAID 30 min lunch
- OVERTIME if any of above breaks are missed ( OT for missing a PAID lunch?!?)
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/04/2013 - 10:23pm
Station Agent Antoinette Bryant (Salary $145,517) waddled out of the negotiations wearing her short wig and grunted and snorted through her talking points before finally announcing NO STRIKE THIS WEEK.
Looks like management won the latest round of chicken.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 7:10pm
I am sure the unions and employees don't have any remorse for the harm they are inflicting on people who depend on BART to go to work. They are selfish sloths!
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 9:38am
I encourage all of you to contact Sen DeSaulnier to jump-start legislation to prohibit public transit strikes in CA. New York, Oregon already have this in place - why not us?
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:08am
Ok people, we are now being held hostage by incompetent BART management and irresponsible UNIONS. So what is next…? Higher FARES and no choice.
It’s time to get the governor involved on this, or press BART to fire everyone and start a rehiring process that would place wages at reasonable market rates. When was the last time you got a paid increase or benefits increase? Seriously, enough is enough.
Submitted by bart_rider on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 5:14pm
"One issue that is not on the table in the talks between BART and its unions is the system’s generous buy-back policy for unused sick, holiday and vacation leave — which can be a gold mine for all workers, but particularly for managers"
click link to read the entire article.