Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

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Bay Area Rapid Transit union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs... News PhotoCalifornia,Crisis,Employment and Labor,Finance,Horizontal,Labor Union,Oakland - California,Occupation,Picket Line,Station,Strike - Industrial Action,Transportation,USA,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesOAKLAND, CA - JULY 02: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. For a second day, hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) largest unions went on strike early yesterday morning following contract negotiations with management falling apart the day before. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)