Town Square

Post a New Topic

Labor leaders accuse BART negotiator of hardball tactics

Original post made on Jul 23, 2013

Less than two weeks before BART workers could resume their strike, union leaders alleged today that management's chief negotiator has a long history of engaging in hardball tactics and accused him of engaging in unfair bargaining.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 6:46 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Opine Carey, a resident of Danville
on Jul 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

Union leaders accusing the other side of hardball tactics?

Whasamatter? Can't take a little of what you dish out all the time?

Fire these thugs.


Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Jul 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Waaah! Waah! (Baby crying sound...)

Imagine that. So the unions (who have already called one strike, and are threatening a follow-up) think BART's lead negotiator is "unfair"?

BART should begin hiring and training replacement workers now. Some jobs at BART obviously benefit from long-standing experience on the job, but many do not. There are MANY in the area who would love to have a job at the terms that management has already offered to the union(s).

Unless non-trivial numbers of BART employees have been quitting their jobs, due to insufficient pay and benefits (and I am sure that is NOT the case), then BART's pay and benefits structure are demonstrably sufficient to hire and retain employees.

At some point BART employees need to realize that they have been living in a sort of dream-world, totally disconnected from reality.

(I would also add that this is not just applicable to the unionized positions, but applies to BART management employees as well....)


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 1,064 views

More changes coming to ValleyCare
By Tim Hunt | 15 comments | 580 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 9 comments | 546 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 482 views