Contract talks between BART and union officials will resume Sunday as the deadline for a potential strike
approaches, according to a BART spokesman.
Union leaders and BART officials will return at 9:30 a.m.,
BART spokesman Rick Rice said.
"It was a productive day, but we're not discussing any details,"
Negotiators are working to forestall a threatened strike that
could start at midnight Monday.
BART management began negotiating on April 1 with the Service
Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents
1,430 mechanics, custodians and clerical workers, and Amalgamated Transit
Union Local 1555, which represents 945 station agents, train operators and
Workers went on strike for four and a half days at the beginning
of July but returned to the bargaining table at the request of Gov. Jerry
When a strike again seemed imminent, Brown sought a 60-day
cooling-off period, which expired this week.
The unions announced late
Thursday night that they would postpone a potential strike, but issued a
72-hour strike notice.