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Thursday, June 27, 2013

BART Wants to Know How Much Money You Make

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 8:31 AM

click to enlarge Not a government employee
  • Not a government employee

First BART unions threaten to stiff you on a ride to work, and now BART management wants to know how much money you are earning.

Amid a looming strike, BART management created this survey, asking riders, among other things, how much income they make and how much they pay toward their health care. It's no coincidence that these are the same issues that's keeping BART management at odds with their employees, you know the people who take you to and fro.

Which begs the question: Why does BART give a crap about how much bacon you're bringing home, especially when come Monday you might not have a way to bring that bacon home?

Here's how BART bluntly framed it:

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The survey goes on to ask specifics about your retirement plan, how much you pay into it, and how much your employer matches, hoping to get a random sampling that will supposedly help them better frame a wage and benefits package for their employees. Or more likely piss-off the unions.

We're guessing BART unions won't be happy if majority of those folks who opt to take the survey are in low-paying jobs like teaching ... or journalism.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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