BART labor talks to avert strike to resume Friday

September 26, 2013 12:06:36 PM PDT
BART's labor talks will resume Friday while the system's Board of Directors is learning more about the negotiations Thursday.

Both sides admit that there's been little progress made toward reaching a new contract.

Some California Republican lawmakers have asked Gov. Jerry Brown to call legislators back into session. They want to pass a bill, barring BART workers from striking.

In a letter, Assm. Connie Conway, R-Tulare, said, "We call upon the governor to take swift action to ensure this labor dispute does not create a transportation nightmare."

The governor has said no to this idea before. ABC7 News was there at an event Wednesday afternoon when Brown discussed this issue directly. He called for both sides to get serious in their negotiations because, he said, thousands depend on BART to go back and forth across the bay every day.

The 60-day cooling off period ends on Oct. 11, which is the earliest a strike could happen.