AC Transit Talks

Oct 16, 2013 8:49 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to seek a 60-day cooling-off period to end a strike threat by workers of a San Francisco Bay Area bus system.

Brown announced Wednesday that he is ordering an investigation of the contract dispute between the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and one of its 1,800-member unions.

AC Transit workers had given notice that they would walk off the job Thursday, and the union had made no promise to retract that notice. However, both sides agreed to resume talks Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Brown is appointing a board to investigate the strike notice, saying a strike could significantly disrupt public transportation and endanger the public's health, safety and welfare.

The AC Transit system carries about 100,000 people round trip each day.


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