If you were hoping to work from home Monday, your best excuse just pulled out of the station. BART and the tenacious ATU No. 1555 union reached a tentative accord Monday.
"We're going to decline comment until the ratification," he told us on late Sunday. "We don't want to unduly influence the vote. We don't want to be doing this again."
Until that ATU vote, it'll only be BART press releases for the media, Johnson says. Terms of the contract have not yet been released.
Even though AFSCME and the SEIU ratified the contract the ATU spurned, those unions would have gone on strike today if the tentative pact had not been reached out of solidarity. And yet, AFSCME and the SEIU don't materially gain from the ATU's holdout; Johnson told us that the two more conciliatory unions will work under the contracts they already ratified.