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Will backlash imperil $3.5 billion BART bond?

Three years after union strikes that infuriated hundreds of thousands of commuters, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system finds itself facing sharp new criticism over its management and budgeting practices. This backlash could make it difficult for BART to win

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Democrats mostly silent on UC strike amid declining union approval

As public opinion in California turns against labor unions, few Democrat politicians — most of whom rely on union support to win elections — have publicly embraced workers at the University of California. 21,000 members of AFSCME 3299 are planning a five-day

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How would BART’s dishonesty, profligacy play in private sector?

Two classic California outrages are captured perfectly in Dan Borenstein’s appalling Conra Costa Times commentary over the weekend about how Bay Area Rapid Transit officials grossly misled the media on terms of their recent strike-ending labor deal. The first is

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BART strike would provide needed clarity on compensation, union power

If I was an advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown, I’d recommend he let the BART strike play out without government intervention. California would be much more governable if voters understood that collective bargaining is holding taxpayers hostage, and more exposure

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BART fight spurs anti-union backlash — from Democrats

The prospect that well-paid Bay Area Rapid Transit system workers with lavish benefits and little-known perks might inconvenience rich white-collar liberals in the San Francisco area has finally triggered an intraparty battle of the kind that California Democrats have somehow

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Why are costly BART perks ‘little-known’? Media

The Bay Area Rapid Transit System is central to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and has been for decades. That’s why so many are concerned about the chance that the BART strike resumes Monday. So all you

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BART pay, benefits so lavish that workers deserve 0% raise 29

July 3, 2013 By Chris Reed We’ve been talking seriously in California since the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s second term as governor about the need to rein in insanely costly public employee benefits, and not just pensions. This has led

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