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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:55 PM Oct 2013

BART strike update: possible deal could get trains running Tuesday

Negotiations in the ongoing BART labor dispute resumed Monday with hopes of reaching a deal in time for the Tuesday commute.

After talking quietly Sunday night, BART management and its two large unions were meeting Monday afternoon with the help of a federal mediator. Both sides were hoping to finally reach a settlement after more than six months of bargaining.

It comes after a break in the negotiations that began just before unions walked off the job and shut down the nation's fifth-largest rail system on Friday morning.

An on-again-off-again gag order is back on, as both sides have declined to discuss any details from the table. The remaining issues are salary increases and various work rules for the system's 2,300 union workers.


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