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BART workers ready to strike

By scarney
Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 6:50 pm in Lafayette, Lamorinda, Orinda, Roads.

Union leaders announced today that BART workers are set to go on strike Monday. The strike is in reaction to BART’s board voting to impose a contract on the second largest union of BART workers, theĀ local 1551 of theĀ Amalgamated Transit Union.

Early indications are that BART workers from the other large unions will not cross the picket line set up by workers from the ATU.

The striking workers will have an impact on BART’s overall service, affecting riders throughout the Bay Area, including many commuters from the Lamorinda area.

Lamorinda commuters heading into San Francisco who are looking to avoid driving their car over the bridge can look into driving to several East Bay locations that offer ferry service across the bay.

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