BART union workers go on strike

Hundreds of thousands must find new way to work

A transit worker strike is forcing hundreds of thousands in the Bay Area to find a new way to get to work this morning.

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers went on strike just after midnight.

Union leaders spent nearly 30 hours negotiating with BART officials to try and agree on a new contract.

The two sides were close to a deal on wages, health care, and pension issues.

Talks broke down, however, on work rule issues that included officials wanting to change fixed work schedules.

There's no word yet on how long the strike is expected to last.

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