Excerpt: "Regretfully, we have to let the riding public know that we will not be operating" Monday said Antonette Bryant, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents 945 train operators and station agents. "Our members aren't interested in disrupting the Bay Area, but management has put us in a position where we have no choice."
Management's position was different, that labor had shown no interest Sunday evening in working to continue to settle the remaining contract issues.
"Obviously, we're disappointed. We feel we have a very good offer on the table," aid Rick Rice, a BART spokesman. He also said "the mediator will be reaching out to all of us to resume the talks as soon as possible," although it does not appear any talks are scheduled for Monday.
Commuters Monday now must puzzle out how they will get around the Bay Area without BART, which carries 400,000 riders on an average weekday."