Now with this latest twist, there's no question who to hate. Take it away, Chron:
Did you get that last part? BART is now going back on the contract THEY ALREADY APPROVED and refusing to honor it unless a family leave provision is taken out. THEY ALREADY APPROVED IT.
Let's not even get into whether or not you think employees should get paid time off for family leave (it's routine in other developed countries, but whatever). The point here is that we're staring at the brink of yet another BART strike because BART took a look at the contract THEY APPROVED, decided they didn't like something in it, and now won't sign it.
Can you fucking imagine pulling this shit in your life? Try buying a car and bring it back a week later and ask for a refund. "Oh, hey, I must have overlooked the part in the contract where I have to make 60 monthly payments. I'm sorry, I can't honor that. Regrettable oversight and all." See how far you get with that.
Here's the deal, BART, and it's something my Dad taught me when I was about 12: Don't sign anything until you read it over. Don't give me this "approved by accident" horseshit. Read the fucking contract before you sign it.
Oh, and this:
The district has received more than 700 e-mails in the past day or two, with most of them calling for the directors to reject the entire contract, said Director Gail Murray.
Oddly, 699 of them were from people with email addresses ending in "bart.gov" and one from a mental institution. Ho ho ho.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Heading to the traditional TK Extended Family Thanksgiving Gathering / Now Who Are You Again Extravaganza, so posting next week may be sporadic/nonexistent. You should take some time off yourself! Have a good weekend.