BART disputes

to be used for BART strike talk, etc.

Attorney John Burris speaks to the media at the Hayward Hall of Justice before Oakland officer Giovanni LoVerde's arraignment. Photo by Andrew Beale.

John Burris, lawyer who tackled “Riders,” takes on Guap case

One of the Bay Area’s most distinguished civil rights lawyers has taken on the case of a sexually-exploited teen suing the City of Oakland and several other Bay Area jurisdictions.
Tom Radulovich, BART board president, speaks to press shortly after the unions announced they would strike at midnight. Photo by Jason Paladino.

BART negotiations disintegrate into strike threat

Almost a full week of negotiations unraveled Thursday afternoon when union workers and BART management came to a stalemate and talks ended in the threat of a strike set to commence at midnight Thursday.
Antonette Bryant, ATU Local 1555 president, addresses the media during Tuesday night's negotiations. Photo credit: Jennifer Chaussee

BART to strike at midnight

In an unexpected twist, BART unions will be going on strike at midnight after federal mediators announced they are returning to Washington after failing to help broker a deal.