BART sees little change in newest proposal from unions


BART sees little change in newest proposal from unions

BART spokesman Rick Rice issued the following statement in response to the unions latest proposal:

"This is not a game-changing proposal. We do not see that it represents significant movement. They went from 5% per year wage increases with a pension swap to 4.5% per year increases with a pension swap, which is still 17% over three years.

The District is firm on negotiating a four-year contract and if you extrapolate this new proposal over that period this is still a 21.5% increase. We will review it carefully and be back at the table tomorrow.

The Board has given us our authority and our current offer with a 10% pay increase over four years is at the end of the runway."