First, we get an update on the wildfire burning near Santa Cruz. Then, BART’s union representing train operators and station agents says they will go on strike at midnight on Sunday. Earlier this week, the union rejected a contract that would have frozen salaries and capped health benefits. We discuss the strike and what commuters can do to get where they need to go.
Rachel Gordon, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
Clarence Johnson, spokesperson for AC Transit
Daniel Berlant, spokesperson for Cal Fire
Jean Hamilton, president of AFSCME Local 3993 which represents a little more than 200 mid-level supervisors, planners, accountants and safety officers
Harley Shaiken, professor of labor and global economics at UC Berkeley
John Goodwin, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission