Public Unions

San Francisco Transit Negotiations Continue

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A major San Francisco Bay-area transit system was running trains on a normal schedule Tuesday after unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight deadline.

Bay Area Rapid Transit unions had said they would go on strike if they didn't reach a contract deal by midnight Monday after extending stalled negotiations from over the weekend.

But federal mediator George Cohen told reporters at about 1 a.m. Tuesday that "intense negotiations" would resume and go through the night. Cohen said the two sides would be back at the table in the early afternoon. Local media reported negotiations were scheduled to resume at 1 p.m.