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October 19, 2013

Train strike clogs San Francisco-area highways

OAKLAND, Calif. — The president of one of the two unions involved in the San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit strikes says she will take the final contract offer to members for a vote, but expects it will be rejected.

Antonette Bryant said Saturday that she was unsure how long it will take to get the proposal into the hands of the 900 workers represented by ATU 1555. She said she expects the vote to be “a resounding no.”

Bryant used a news conference at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station to convince the public that workers’ demands are not unreasonable. Bay Area Rapid Transit riders who make 400,000 daily trips on the transportation system have become hostile on social media since their commutes were disrupted Friday morning.

The SEUI also represents workers and made no statement about a vote.

 

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