BART strike prevented
August 17, 2009 1:44 PM
The BART strike was avoided earlier this evening as a tentative agreement was reached between the agency and one of its unions.
"Our members will be working tomorrow. Trains will run. Stations will be staffed," said Jesse Hunt, the head of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, in a press conference earlier this evening.
Hunt also said that he is confident members of the union would agree to the new contract and have it ratified next week when the vote takes place.
ATU was planning a strike Sunday midnight when BART's board of directors agreed Thursday to a 7 percent pay cut to the members of the union.
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