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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

BART

Our focus and emphasis for tomorrow's front page is the BART negotiations and possibility of a strike at midnight. There is a 9 p.m. update on the status of negotiations that is planned. That update, if it happens, should give us a clearer indication of whether there is going to be a deal or a strike. Our thinking heading into the evening is that a strike looks real, but that is pure speculation since nobody is in the room except those in the talks. Our challenge is hitting multiple deadlines for the four editions we publish each day.

1 Comments:

Blogger neonormal said...

On my commute home last night at Montgomery Street BART there were union sympathizers fast at work. There were several rented video cameras being operated by non-media types filming BART union hacks handing out fliers to oblivious commuters.

Such is the state of modern media. Everybody understands its importance, and knows it is not that hard to get the word of out.

One of the 'talent type' players in this charade was handing out fliers and telling commuters over and over "it's about safety." (It was kinda like the media’s anti Bush kumbaya mantra of quagmire, quagmire, quagmire. But I digress from this ranting of the overpaid and under worked public service workers.)

I laughed in her face as she attempted to hand me her propaganda. When I asked why she was asking for a 30% pay raise if it’s about safety she walked away. If I would have had a camera maybe she would have run.

They are over paid, under worked and have secure jobs that we pay for. And then they tell me their negotiated request for a 30% pay raise is about safety.

8:16 AM  

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