We needed the BART strike

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Because of the impasse in negotiations, BART workers had no choice other than striking to win necessary workplace reform

The recently concluded BART strike, although inconvenient for Bay Area commuters and costly to the local economy, was an action unfortunately made necessary by last week’s impasse in negotiations. BART’s management and the unions, who appeared to be far apart with their final offers on pay increases, employee health care
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A dangerous precedent

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Chevron needs to be more transparent about a plan that may shed light on the fire at its Richmond refinery earlier this month.

Chevron prides itself on accountability. On its website, the oil company cites two principles that guide its actions in the workplace: “do it safely or not at all” and “there is always time to do it right.” Yet in the wake of the recent Richmond refinery fire, some of Chevron’s actions
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BART is considering a 30-minute extension to its Friday night service and thereby a 20-minute delay on Saturday mornings.

BART officials propose designating area for reporters at protests

Following the detention of at least six journalists at a protest Thursday, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials have proposed new guidelines for media that would create a designated area in the station for reporters to cover protests. The idea is to have reporters stand behind a line to ensure their
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