Public Unions

Bay Area Transit Employees Give Strike Warning

This would be the second in recent weeks


Two transit unions issued a 72-hour strike notice, alerting the more than 400,000 San Francisco Bay area commuters that the system could be shut down during Monday's commute if labor issues aren't resolved.

Union leaders said they gave the notice Thursday evening as a courtesy to riders of Bay Area Rapid Transit trains, stressing that they intend to participate in labor talks up until the contract expires at midnight Sunday in hopes of averting a strike.

"This is not something that we want to do. This is not something that we intend to do," said Antonette Bryant, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, one of two unions in talks with BART.