Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike


Commuters board an AC Transit bus on July 1, 2013 in Oakland,... News PhotoBus,California,Commuter,Crisis,Employment and Labor,Finance,Horizontal,Oakland - California,San Francisco - California,Strike - Industrial Action,Transportation,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesOAKLAND, CA - JULY 01: Commuters board an AC Transit bus on July 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. 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)