SEIU threatening San Francisco Bay Area Greenies

Thomas Lifson
An ugly drama is playing out as the most powerful leftist union in the country is signaling its intention to paralyze the transit backbone of San Francisco Bay Area travel by striking BART, possibly for an extended period, devastating air quality and selling out the progressive coalition allies, environmentalists. Two unions, the SEIU and the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, represent 2200 blue collar workers at the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Of the two, the SEIU is the more powerful, as a heavy funder and source of organizational manpower for the Democratic Party and lead dog in the unions' drive into the government sector. 'The current 30 day pause in the strike they began July 1st suddenly looms closer, and negotiations are not going well. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury-News reports: As anger from BART workers bubbled over during a public showdown Thursday, management and unions were set to return to the bargaining table Friday for the first time since the...(Read Full Post)

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