As additional background on the labor discussions, here is a table comparing the four-year tentative agreement rejected by ATU on August 10 and the one-year terms and conditions of employment adopted by the BART Board on August 13. The two sets of terms and conditions are mostly identical.
The main difference is that the four-year agreement did not require employees to pay any of the employee share of pension costs. The one-year terms and conditions require employees to pick up their share of pension costs, previously paid entirely by the District. The one-year plan requires these extra savings to offset the fact that many of the benefit and work rule changes require lead time to implement before they can begin contributing towards savings and there is limited lead time available in a one-year time frame.
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