BART directors on Thursday must reject the costly labor contract that ended the four day strike last month even if that means workers walk off the job again.
As it is, BART workers already receive generous pension benefits for which they finally agreed to start making minimal payments only in exchange for an offsetting raise; a separate retirement savings account that BART fully funds; and health insurance for which employees pay $129 a month, no matter how many dependents.
District officials issued a "fact" sheet about the family leave snafu in which they said, "Mistakes happen in the business world and in life every day."
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the deal for months. That's news to BART directors and the public. But even if it was supposed to be part of the contract, that's all the more reason that the transit board should reject it.
The contract also contains an 11.7 percent salary increase, after subtracting increased contributions to pensions and health care.
BART directors must reject costly labor deal
We already knew the deal was a sell out of riders and taxpayers that blew through the budget BART directors had set going into the negotiations. Now we learn that district negotiators also "inadvertently" agreed Nike Air Max Tavas Iconic
As nice as that might sound, keep in mind that's nearly twice as generous as the standard California family leave program benefit. Keep in mind that it would Nike Air Max Thea Iron/Dark Storm/White easily add $20 million to the cost of the four year deal, which BART officials had previously underestimated at $67 million.
For those who haven't followed the latest surreal developments, it turns out that after negotiators for the two sides reached a deal, after union members voted to ratify the contract, a BART attorney discovered it contained the family leave provision.
domestic partner, or bonding with a new child.
Any BART director who agrees to this deal should be voted out of office.
to outrageously expensive new family leave policies that hadn't been accounted for in previous cost estimates.
It's outrageous that they were so far out of the loop that some of them didn't even start reading the contract until last week. It's incredible that BART negotiators signed agreements without reading them. It's inexcusable that district lawyers didn't catch the family leave provision until after union workers had voted to ratify the contracts.
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A BART rider slips onto a San Francisco bound train at the last minute before the doors close at the West Oakland BART station the morning after the four day BART strike ends Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
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