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BART commuters take ferry on first day of strike

on October 19, 2013

When BART unions went on strike Friday at midnight, San Francisco Bay Ferry workers jumped into action four hours later in anticipation of the increase in ferry commuters. Jack London Square in Oakland was one of the ferry terminals that increased their services in response to the strike. In this video, three Oakland residents who typically use BART talk to Oakland North about commuting to work on a boat.


  1. joe smith on October 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

    The photograph that accompanied this story really captures the mood of the Bart Unions. Will ferry service be interrupted when the Unions at the Port of Oakland go on a sympathy strike in support of the Bart Unions?
    Occupy Oakland is passionate about challenging greedy, ruthless corporations but it’s high minded ideals flounder in the face of the same actions by organized labor, just like principles disappear in our local and state political leaders in the face of powerful and well funded labor.

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