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New Issues With BART Contract Arise

New Issues With BART Contract Arise
Posted November 15th, 2013 @ 7:48am by KFBK News

Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are considering recommending that their board of directors reject the contract they signed with unions, raising the prospect of yet another harrowing transit strike.

BART management says a provision that it never agreed to was somehow included in the agreement and signed off on by both BART and union officials.

Board Director James Fang confirmed last night that the sticking point is family medical leave.

The new contract would give BART workers six weeks of paid leave each year, while prior language required workers to use sick leave and vacation time first.

The board has called for a special meeting today and will hold a vote on the contract on Nov. 21.

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