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Joining us now from chip from local and it's the Bart spokesman Rick -- with more -- doesn't -- set set the table so the audience understands.
We're both sides are arguing for right now.
Well we're primarily needing to sit down and talk about our salary pension contributions of health care benefits.
We're trying to work got a contract it's fair for our workers but also allows the system the upgrades that means we've got some -- year old equipment that we just have to replace.
Wreck before the strike you were quoted as saying we feel there's a bill to be had what happened.
We were talking on Sunday evening.
Convene late in the afternoon.
Morning to talk about our proposal and respond to their most recent proposal.
They told us they wanted to talk they wouldn't talk unless -- brought us substantially higher offer to the table.
And since we just made a -- higher offer on Saturday we couldn't do that.
Well you can do that from a negotiating ploy I mean negotiating 101.
-- you just can't do it you've drawn a line in the sand.
We haven't done a line in the sand that we need to have a conversation about it before we've just.
You guys actually ask -- actually requested to governor Jerry Brown not the stuff then there was suggestions that maybe there should be a sixty day.
Cooling off period.
So having done that at your request so far the governor -- -- -- then you have we had a person just now saying that this is extraordinarily expensive.
How much pressure is now on -- -- to come up with some sort of solution.
Well we've always felt pressure to get to the table and get -- work.
People back to work in the trains back on schedule.
Only one of the unions ask for calling off period the other union agrees we should deal with us now we just.
I'm hearing that we may be able to get back to the table tennis that would be great to get talking.
Right Rick -- from bay area rapid transit we appreciate it.
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