Here is a timeline of BART's labor dispute with its two largest unions

April -- Amalgamated Transit and Service Employees International unions file unfair labor practices lawsuit against BART in Alameda County Superior Court.

May -- BART and unions begin contract negotiations.

July -- BART workers strike for three days.

August -- Gov. Jerry Brown grants a 60-day cooling off period.

October -- For a second time, BART workers strike for three days.

Oct. 21 -- BART and the unions reach a tentative agreement.

Nov. 1 -- Unions vote and ratify the contract.

Nov. 4 -- BART staff discovers that a costly family leave provision was mistakenly included in the package the unions ratified.

Nov. 21 -- BART board votes 8-1 to authorize the contract without the family leave provision and asks the unions to do the same.

Dec. 4 -- Unions expand their unfair labor practices lawsuit against BART filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

Dec. 12-13 -- BART and its unions scheduled to resume negotiations over the disputed family leave provision.

Source: Bay Area News Group



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