(San Francisco, CA) -- Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers are sympathizing with the 400-thousand California commuters who are scrambling to get around this morning.
Union director Pete Castelli says workers and the BART District were nearing an agreement when BART negotiators changed the terms. He said if BART will agree to enter arbitration, the workers will get back on the job. BART is the nation's fifth largest commuter line, and this is the second time it's been shut down by a strike in the last four months.
Castelli says the union is sorry.
Castelli says BART switched terms as an agreement was close.