YubaNet.com
Tuesday, July 7 2015

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
CA
 

Governor Brown Takes Action to Avert BART Strike


    Google+    

By: Office of the Governor

OAKLAND August 4, 2013 – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. tonight appointed a board to investigate the contract dispute between Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and its unions – effectively ending the immediate threat of service disruption. The Governor notified all parties of his action in the following letter: August 4, 2013 Ms. Grace Crunican

General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

P.O. Box 12688

Oakland, CA 94604



Ms. Antonette Bryant

President, ATU Local 1555

132 Ninth Street, Suite 100

Oakland, CA 94607



Ms. Roxanne Sanchez

President, SEIU 1021

100 Oak Street

Oakland, CA 94607



Ms. Jean Hamilton

President

AFSCME, Local 3993

80 Swan Way, Suite 110

Oakland, CA 94621


Dear Ms. Crunican, Ms. Bryant, Ms. Sanchez, and Ms. Hamilton:

At the request of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, I am appointing a board to investigate the threatened strike that would disrupt public transportation services in the Bay Area. This board is appointed under the authority of Government Code, § 3612, subdivision (a), because the strike will significantly disrupt public transportation services and will endanger the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

The three individuals appointed to the board of investigation are:

Jacob Appelsmith, Chairman

Robert Balgenorth

Micki Callahan

The Government Code prohibits any strike or lockout while the board completes its investigation. (Gov. Code, § 3612, subd. (b).)

The board is directed to provide me with a written report within the next seven days. For the sake of the people of the Bay Area, I urge - in the strongest terms possible - the parties to meet quickly and as long as necessary to get this dispute resolved.

Sincerely,


Edmund G. Brown Jr.

--

The Governor appointed the following individuals to the investigatory board:

Jacob Appelsmith (chairman) has been senior advisor to the Governor and director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control since 2011. He was a special assistant to the Attorney General and chief of the California Bureau of Gaming Control from 2008 to 2011. Appelsmith served in multiple positions in the Office of the Attorney General from 1994 to 2008 including deputy attorney general, general counsel for personnel and equal employment opportunity matters and lead supervising attorney for the Employment, Regulation and Administrative Section. He was an attorney at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro from 1988 to 2004. Appelsmith was recently hired as chief campus counsel at the University of California, Davis. He will assume his new duties in September.

Micki Callahan has been director of Human Resources for the City and County of San Francisco since 2007, where she served as employee relations director in 2005. Callahan held multiple positions at the State Mediation and Conciliation Service from 1996 to 2005, including supervisor of conciliation from 2000 to 2005. She worked at the California Nurses Association in 1995 and was a union representative at the Service Employees International Union from 1982 to 1994.

Robert L. Balgenorth is president emeritus of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, where he served as president from 1993 to 2012. He served on the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board from 2011 to 2012. Balgenorth was a commissioner at the California Transportation Commission from 2002 to 2006 and served as chair in 2004. He was business manager and financial secretary at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 from 1989 to 1993 and executive secretary of the Orange County Building Trades Council from 1982 to 1989. He entered the construction trades as an apprentice electrician in 1965.

The compensation for each board member is $100 per diem.

The administration has worked with all parties to prevent BART service disruptions. When BART and its unions failed to reach an agreement last month, California Labor Secretary Marty Morgenstern sent two of the state’s top mediators – the chair of the Public Employment Relations Board and the chief of the State Mediation and Conciliation Service – to facilitate discussions.

Secretary Morgenstern and the state’s mediators were instrumental in driving BART and its unions to agree to end a brief strike in July.

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

CA

ICE to Transfer Transgender Women to For-Profit Adelanto Prison Already Abusing People with Disabilities and Asylum-Seekers

Four Rare Amphibians in California Move Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

Calif.-Pac. United Methodist Church Endorses Aid-in-Dying Bill

California Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect July 1

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Respond to Several Lightning Caused Fires

Modoc National Forest July 3 Lightning Fire Update

State Reduces Water Use by Nearly 29 Percent In Advance of June Conservation Mandates

Mendocino National Forest enters fire restrictions


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky. Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2015
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600