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Reform BART’s approach to labor

September 16, 2014
By Christina Olague OPINION If BART is part of your daily commute, you know how critical a reliable system is to Bay Area working...

Deadly gamble

Local media stoked BART's dangerous union-bashing strategy, new report finds

Golden Gate Bridge strikes won’t effect commuters…yet

Golden Gate Bridge iron workers are on strike today , protesting retiree healthcare issues their union says were not addressed in 2012. Commuters will not...

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

August 14, 2014
At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

Muni sickout: Q&A with transit union president

It's fair to say San Francisco is sick of the sickout.Three days after hundreds of Muni workers called in sick to work, crippling the...

SFBG Wrap, April 16-23

BART fine for workers' deaths, supervisors outfox landlords, police tapes illuminate Nieto shooting, and the sorry state of public housing

BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two workers

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Bay Area Rapid Transit $210,000 for three "willful/serious" safety violations connected to the death of...

BART approves contract as tensions with its workers continue UPDATED

January 2, 2014
The BART Board of Directors today approved a modified contract with its two biggest labor unions, an action that received faint praise and was...

Unions suing BART board over contract disagreement today, no strike yet

Two of BART's largest unions will announce a lawsuit against the BART board of directors today on the steps of the Alameda County Superior Court...

BART standoff continues as board modifies contract

The BART Board of Directors voted 8-1 on Nov. 21, with conservative young Director Zakhary Mallett in dissent, to approve a hard-won contract with...

Tragedy follows strike

Two workers killed by BART train the district was using on a "training run," despite safety warnings from the striking unions

Lessons of the BART standoff

EDITORIAL BART and its unions reached a tentative deal on new contracts late Monday (10/21) night, the next day restoring service that had been disrupted...

BART reaches tentative deal with unions, ending the strike

October 22, 2013
The BART strike ended this morning — the second four-day strike of the current labor contract impasse, both of which hobbled the  Bay Area’s...

Train that struck and killed two BART workers was operated by trainee

October 21, 2013
National Transportation Safety Board investigator James Southworth confirmed at a press conference on the afternoon of Oct. 21 that the train that struck two...

BART chief outlines rules for avoiding Saturday’s fatalities UPDATED

UPDATED 5:30 PM: Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe filed a report from the latest NTSB press conference on the BART accident that claimed the...

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST BART STRIKE BENEFIT

October 15, 2013
We all got a four-day taste of Bay Area life without BART during the labor strike in early July (with another one coming in...

Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: City Living

October 15, 2013
CITY LIVINGEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience. BEST RENEGADE RECITAL And then one day...

The Gilded Age of Austerity and the breakdown of civil society

October 15, 2013
Is this the week that civil society in the US finally collapses? It’s starting to feel that way. Most of the federal government is...

Last tango: Investigators sort through BART’s labor impasse

Much of BART's dirty laundry was aired at the first hearing on the negotiations in Oakland today, part of a seven-day investigation called by...

Guiding the Guardian

Community forum and reader input help launch a new era

Last train

BART standoff has national implications in an age of wealth and austerity

Celebrating independence, embracing wage slavery

On the eve of Independence Day, too many San Franciscans seem eager to give up on the very idea of independence, instead willingly buying...