OAKLAND -- The BART board will meet Thursday evening to discuss whether to ask voters in three counties to advise state lawmakers to ban BART strikes.
BART Board President Joel Keller of Brentwood will seek feedback on his proposal for a November ballot measure asking California lawmakers to ban labor strikes at BART. Future contract disputes would be settled by binding arbitration.
The board meets at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 344 20th Street, Oakland.
BART workers last year went on strike twice, in July and October, after contract talks broke down, stranding tens of thousands of riders and causing widespread traffic jams.
The board is not scheduled to take a vote Thursday, but will discuss the proposal and hear from the public.
This is the first of five BART board meetings to be held on Thursday evenings this year to make it easier for the public to attend.