Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R- Diamond Bar) has introduced legislation that would compel BART employees to honor the no-strike clause in their labor contract. SB 423 was introduced to prompt a solution and provide the San Francisco Bay Area some relief from the pending BART strike in October. Senator Huff sent a letter asking Governor Brown to call a special session of the Legislature in time to avoid a BART strike.
“The bill is very clear,” said Huff. “It simply compels the BART unions to honor the no-strike clause in their existing contract. Time is of the essence. With millions of dollars at stake, it’s time for the governor to step up and bring the Legislature back to Sacramento to resolve this pending strike before the governor’s cooling-off period closes.”
Section 1.6 of the Amalgamated Transit Union Unit 1555’s current 2009-2013 contract includes the following language:
NO STRIKES AND NO LOCKOUTS; A. It is the intent of the District and the Unions to assure uninterrupted transit service to the public during the life of this Agreement. Accordingly, No employee or Unions signatory hereto shall engage in, cause or encourage any strike, slowdown, picketing, concerted refusal to work, …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff