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SF Bay Area transit agency, unions resume talks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area transit agency and its unions are back at the bargaining table with the potential for a crippling train strike just days away.
Bay Area Rapid Transit and two of its largest unions resumed negotiations on Friday, just hours after a 60-day, state-mandated cooling-off period that prohibited a strike expired.
BART chief negotiator Thomas Hock says he will present the unions with a new proposal. BART General Manager Grace Crunican is also expected to join the discussion.
The unions are promising to strike if no deal is reached by midnight Sunday.
BART workers walked off the job for nearly five days in July.