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BART Strike Called Off Again, Trains Will Run Thursday

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    There will be no BART strike and trains will continue to run Thursday, officials announced late Wednesday as marathon negotiations between BART management and two of its unions continue. Christie Smith reports. (Published Thursday, Oct 17, 2013)

    There will be no BART strike and trains will continue to run Thursday, officials announced late Wednesday as marathon negotiations between BART management and two of its unions continue.

    UPDATE: BART Unions Threaten to Go On Strike Friday

    BART Strike Called Off Again, Trains Will Run Thursday

    [BAY] BART Strike Called Off Again, Trains Will Run Thursday
    There will be no BART strike and trains will continue to run Thursday, officials announced late Wednesday as marathon negotiations between BART management and two of its unions continue. Terry McSweeney reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013)

    For the fifth time in the past week, the public was informed that a threatened BART strike would be averted for the following day.

    In other good commuting news, the AC Transit Strike was also averted for now as Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a seven-day cooling off period.

    BART Strike Call to Come Before Bedtime: Union

    [BAY] BART Strike Call to Come Before Bedtime: Union
    Thousands of BART commuters were left lingering under a strike threat for a fifth day Wednesday, as marathon negotiations continued between BART management and two of its unions. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013)

    Many of the San Francisco Bay Area's estimated 400,000 commuteres have had to go to bed this week without knowing whether there will be BART service the next morning.

    MORE: BART Strike Resources

    Because contract talks have been going late into the night in recent days, many commuters have had to go to bed without knowing whether there will be BART service the next morning. For example, Monday night, it was after 1 a.m. when the unions let the public know its decision concerning Tuesday.

    Service Employees International Union Local 1021 President Roxanne Sanchez told reporters Wednesday she's hopeful that her union and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 will come up with a deal by 10 p.m.

    No BART Strike Wednesday; Negotiations to Continue

    [BAY] No BART Strike Wednesday; Negotiations to Continue
    Federal mediator George Cohen said union leaders and BART management continue to negotiate on reaching a new deal, and that both sides have made progress. Jean Elle reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013)

    MORE: Board to Investigate AC Transit Labor Dispute

    The contract negotiations, which were being assisted by three federal mediators, lasted until about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning and then resumed at about 10 a.m.

    BART Trains Still Running As Negotiations Continue

    [BAY] BART Trains Still Running As Negotiations Continue
    BART trains will run throughout Wednesday as the transit agency and its employee unions try to come up with a deal. Christie Smith reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013)

    BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said the agency has been flooded with calls and emails this week from people frustrated that they have not been told earlier whether trains will be running the next morning.

    Neither side would say where negotiations stand.