For those of you that may be unaware, workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) went on strike this week. The unions reached an agreement with management to return in a limited capacity and postpone continuing the strike for another month.
The average BART worker makes $82K a year and pays a monthly flat fee of $90 for health coverage. I am unaware of the pension plans but I would imagine they are fairly generous.
Management is offering 8% salary increase spread over the next four years and reducing the amount of employee contribution for pension and health benefits that it initially requested.
Unions say they want 15% salary increase spread over the next three years and no increase in the amount of employee contribution for pension and health benefits or they walk.
This post was edited on 7/5 at 8:51 am