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BART strike averted as governor calls for board of inquiry

Original post made on Aug 5, 2013

Union officials said Sunday evening that Governor Jerry Brown has called for a seven day board of inquiry reviewing BART contract negotiations. The announcement means that a threatened strike will not take place.

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Posted by Pat Harrington
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

Fire the foolish union workers and replace them with people who still have a work ethic. Keep the SEIU away from any new group--bust them. They are all shills for Obama and the anti-American democraps.

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Posted by Will Deans
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 5, 2013 at 7:01 am

Yes, PAT---get people in there who can do a real day's job without attitude tossed at the ridership. Maybe they could use this mass termination to actually hire the new minority-white people. People who have a work ethic and don't need a commie union to protect their lazy asses.

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Posted by Lefty
a resident of Danville
on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

How many individuals make 76K per year, pay nothing for their subsequent pension, pay $92 a month medical coverage which includes all their family, plus the entire family rides free on all public transits. For that all we ask of them when pulling into each Station is to open a window, close the window then press the "go button". I support the mechanics who do a great job keeping the trains running, not the so called train operators or the persons in the booth who at each station seem put out when you asked for information from them.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:44 am

Do what Reagan did with the air traffic controllers. Fire all the workers and rehire. These BART workers are way over paid. Start charging them for health insurance or better yet cut their hours to less than 30 hour per week and let them get their Obama insurance. Put them in 401 K programs and eliminate their pensions. No more free trips for their family members. Make them pay the same way all of us have to do when riding.