BART is a normal part of the commute for many residents of Lamorinda, as they utilize both the Lafayette and Orinda stations. A looming BART strike could slow or stop service, turning that normal commute into a potential traffic nightmare as residents head out to their jobs all over the Bay Area.
Labor agreements for the unions representing more than 80 percent of BART’s employees end at the end of June.
The BART board is asking the unions for employees to help out in this struggling time, but the unions believe BART is simply bullying its employees.
If the two sides don’t come to an agreement before July 1, union leaders believe a strike will happen.