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Bay Area Rapid Transit Strike (2013)
BART says its negotiators signed wrong tentative labor contract
BART says its negotiators signed wrong tentative labor contract

A new labor agreement between BART and its workers has hit a snag after the Bay Area transit agency acknowledged it mistakenly left what it called a costly provision in the tentative contract. The provision called for giving workers up to six weeks of paid leave a year for BART workers to deal with family health problems. Currently, BART workers must use their own vacation or sick days to get that time off with pay. BART officials said they were worried the provision could cost the agency as much as $44 million over four  years. BART’s board of directors met late Friday in closed session to order its managers to return to the bargaining table with the unions. “We are...

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