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BART Board Not Interested in Strike Ban

BART's elected Board of Directors not interested in a strike ban.



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    Nobody loves a BART strike, but nobody at the BART Board of Directors is loving a ban on them, either.

    The notion of banning BART strikes received little love at the transit agency's meeting Thursday, during the first public discussion of the notion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    BART Board President Joel Keller's plan to put a measure on the November ballot in San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda counties received no vote, but the other directors clearly "weren't ready" to discuss the issue, the newspaper reported.

    Under Keller's plan, BART's unions -- which stopped the transit system cold twice last year -- would not be allowed to strike following a breakdown at the negotiation table.

    Four directors opposed the idea outright, the newspaper reported.