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Betrayal or mistake? BART unions sue board over contract issue

Betrayal or mistake? BART unions sue board over contract issue

SAN FRANCISCO -- When weary BART managers and union leaders emerged from negotiations in October with a tentative contract, it seemed the acrimony that had subjected more than 200,000 rail commuters to two crippling strikes and much uncertainty was finally over.

Not so fast.

On Tuesday, the two largest unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers filed a lawsuit against BART's board of directors over what labor leaders describe as an unlawful betrayal and management calls a "mistake."

At issue is a "tentative agreement" that was...

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