SF Bay Area rapid transit bargaining talks resume

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Negotiators for Bay Area Rapid Transit and its rail workers are back at the bargaining table hoping to end a strike that has snarled San Francisco commutes.

Josie Mooney, a chief negotiator with SEIU Local 1021, said she’s hopeful about the latest round of talks that began Wednesday in Oakland.

Negotiators said they made progress during overnight talks that ended early Wednesday.

Key issues involve salaries, pensions, health care and safety.

The strike is in its third day. Heavy morning rush-hour traffic lightened considerably by midday as the holiday approached.

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