BART Management and Unions’ Proposals $30 Million Apart

Oakland, CA – Today SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555 released details of the difference between their most recent proposal and that of BART management. Six days before the end of the 60-day cooling off-period, the unions calculated that the gap between their current proposal and that of BART management’s is $30 million over three years.

“The difference in the cost of our proposals over three years is ten million dollars less than BART’s reported surplus from last year alone,” said Josie Mooney, chief negotiator for SEIU 1021, referring to BART’s $40 million 2012 surplus. “The unions remain committed to achieving an agreement in order to avert a strike and expects BART management to show the same commitment.”

Tomorrow BART Management and SEIU 1021 are scheduled to meet and resume negotiations on supplemental proposals.

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