BART Workers Ditch Labor Talks Until Management Deals With all the Transit Violence (From SF Weekly)Submitted by lucifer on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:27am
BART workers fired off a rather blunt letter to BART negotiators last night, informing them they are no longer going to confab about labor contracts until BART does something about the "rising assaults, homicides, and injuries" to BART riders and employees.
Some clown gets trapped under the Hayward platform and halts all trains into or out of Hayward for more than 3 hours during evening commute. Any information provided by bart as to what happened? Negative. Any information as to why bart cancelled its plans for a bus bridge between bayfair and south hayward? Negative. Any attempt to accommodate thousands of passengers milling about and stranded at bayfair? Negative. One short, retarded article in the sf chronicle called it a "brief" delay in service.
So it's that time again with the striking and the pissing contests to see who can complain the loudest about how terrible their situation is. I'd really like to not have to spend a lot of time banning people, so let's try to be civil huh? Or at least creative and relevant with your insults.
With this story about the BART director that got paid $300K for not working, and the stop-work threats being socialized by the BART union, I'm getting more and more convinced that BART management is doing an excellent job of keeping these types of items as low-key and out of the media as possible. Perhaps spending more time on that than on maintaining system operation.
Us BART commuters should go on strike!!! Drive if you have a car, and take other modes of public transportation if need be. Some of us have no choice to take BART, but those of us who have other options should use them until BART stops taking us for granted!
BART riders should expect delays to continue through the evening commute Friday due to an equipment problem between the Daly City and Balboa Park (San Francisco) stations, transit agency officials said.
Crews first noticed the issue on the tracks at about 10:45 a.m., and have been working on it since, said BART spokesman Jim Allison.
Commuters heading south from downtown San Francisco may encounter 20-minute delays in service into the evening, Allison said.
Great, now we will all have to drive and sit in traffic for hours...
Here is another article about Santa Clara County and dysfunctional BART management.
what are overweight people supposed to do? I think the article is more fiction than fact too. 3% less seats than today's cars my arse!
I guess we will all have to stand all the way home. BART SUCKS but thank you for patience. BART OPERATIONS CONTROL.
I found this on a friends Facebook page.. From two of (4?) unions in contract..
ATU-SEIU Negotiation Updates- Press release regarding BART calling for mediation
Brothers and Sisters,
Attached and below is the ATU-SEIU response regarding BART's press release calling for a mediator (also attached.)
Any insights on the test for Maintenance Engineer? It appears to be an Excel based test but it is not clear what they want you to know.
Sadly, this isn't THAT unusual (batshit crazy naked man attacks random commuters):
Part 2 (NSFW):
Even though this is from 2012, nothing has changed. if anything the entire commute experience is just worse so we can support Dorothy Dugger's retirement package.
Commuters have grown weary of the routine. Every four years, BART and its labor unions try to agree on a new contract before time and patience expire and the people who run the transit system go on strike.
Typically a deal is struck at the last minute, often in the dark of early morning, long after commuters have gone to bed not knowing how or if they'll be able to get to work without the Bay Area's largest regional transit system.
All while BART's been talking about the need to raise fares and parking fees, BTW!
Where in the hell is the OUTRAGE?