SACRAMENTO – Senate and Assembly Republicans sent a letter to Governor Brown today urging him to call an emergency session of the Legislature in order to act on a proposal to prevent the pending strike by BART workers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) recently introduced Senate Bill 423 which compels BART unions to honor the no-strike clause in their existing contract.
“We, the undersigned, are concerned about the devastating financial impact on families and the Bay Area economy if there is a public transportation strike,” the letter states, which was signed by Senators and Assemblymembers from across California. “In addition to the economic hardship, a strike would mean that students and teachers may not be able to attend their classes, and public safety personnel could be impaired in their ability to provide protection around the Bay Area.”
“The solution is very clear,” said Senator Huff. “It simply compels the BART unions to honor the no-strike clause in their existing contract while negotiations continue. They’ve demanded that other existing contract provisions must be honored while negotiations continue, like their current salaries and …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff