OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Negotiators for a San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit agency and two of its largest unions are back at the bargaining table with the threat of a second strike in three months still looming. The parties resumed labor talks Tuesday afternoon, just hours after marathon negotiations that ended during the morning commute. BART trains were still running after the unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight Monday deadline.
Federal mediator George Cohen says the parties have made some progress in the intense negotiations. Persistent sticking points in the 6-month-old talks remain salaries and workers' contributions to their health and pension plans.