Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike


Picket signs sit in a stack outside of the Bay Area Rapid Transit... News PhotoCalifornia,Employment and Labor,Finance,Horizontal,Oakland - California,Picket Line,San Francisco - California,Sitting,Stack,Station,Strike - Industrial Action,Transportation,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesOAKLAND, CA - JULY 01: Picket signs sit in a stack outside of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Lake Merritt station 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)