BART talks continue; union leader pessimistic about reaching agreement
Original post made on Jul 30, 2013
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on Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52 am
Be prepared to be held hostage by an overpaid, greedy union gang that should be fired if they choose to negatively impact our fragile Bay Area economy just because they can. Fighting for rights and decent wages is one thing, but when your the highest paid group of workers of this kind then you lose the support and sympathy of the community.
on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:51 am
I highly suspect the BART employees are significantly OVERPAID for what they do, especially for the menial tasks (like cleaning/janitorial) and "driver" tasks.
Considering that they are "union" employees, they are probably all overpaid (relative to the same job duties in the general workforce).
Show us a LIST of the job titles, salaries & benefits, job duties, and experience/training/education requirements to get that job.
Show us some justification for paying these people this highly.
Any STRIKE is not against BART, it is against the general public (it is the customers wallet who will pay for an increases). How do we STRIKE back against these union employees to let them know how we feel about PAYING MORE for them to do their basic job.
We're not talking about "innovation, creativity, ingenuity, excellent and competitive customer service" here. I don't see employees making vast improvements in the customer experience on a daily and monthly basis.
We're talking about basic skills--tightening a bolt, cleaning a toilet, reporting a ticket machine outage, checking a line, answering a question.
We're not talking about high education requirements and intense brain power to solve some unique problem.
We're talking about routine, show up and do your time job without much take-it-home stress.
These employees are OVERPAID already.........and UNGRATEFUL...........and UNFRIENDLY.......and UNCARING. Most of the general public are just too nice to tell them that to their face.
on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:13 am
What I'd like to know is why BART's lead negotiator's vacation was approved on July 7 knowing full well that the cooling off period was less than a month away. These jokers - all of them on both sides - should be sitting down and hammering through these issues day in and day out until an agreement is reached. A juror is not granted vacation in the middle of deliberations. Can someone please explain this to me?