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Friday, October 18, 2013

BART Goes on Strike: Sign This Petition If You're Mad

Posted By on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 7:10 AM

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As promised again and again, BART workers walked off the job at midnight, making the start of your weekend, well, 100 percent unbearable.

There's little commuters can do about this transit tragedy other than hop a ferry or just say "screw it" and stay home making conference calls in their Pjs. Oh wait, there is one thing you can do while waiting in that long line to catch the ferry: sign this petition banning all future BART strikes.

Orinda City Councilmember Steve Glazer, who also happens to be running for state assembly, launched his presumably soon-to-be popular petition through Go Petition, an online platform with an ambitious motto of "changing the world." All he needs now is your for you to take all your anger and unleash onto this petition.

See Also: 11 Things More Annoying Than a BART Strike

Here is how Glazer explains his call for a ban on BART strikes:

BART carries nearly 375,000 passengers on an average week day. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute estimates that one day of a BART strikes cost the Bay Area economy $73 million. It also hurts our environment, wasting 800,000 gallons of gas each day of a strike and putting 16 million lbs of carbon into the air.

New York, Chicago, Massachusetts, Washington, and San Francisco restrict transit strikes. Due to the crippling impact a BART strike would have on the Bay Area and California economy, it is imperative that the State Legislature provide a backstop to the regional BART Board through a ban on BART strikes.

So there you have it: your very own chance to screw BART unions right back.


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Erin Sherbert

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

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