BART strike looking more likely with deadline fast approaching 

click to enlarge Buttons are displayed during an SEIU Local 1021 worker strike authorization vote Tuesday in Oakland. - JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Buttons are displayed during an SEIU Local 1021 worker strike authorization vote Tuesday in Oakland.

OAKLAND — BART is cautioning riders that its trains may not run Monday after two of the agency's largest unions walked away from the bargaining table hours before a midnight deadline Sunday.

Calls to epresentatives of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 were not immediately returned late Sunday.

BART spokesman Rick Rice said in a statement that while the agency has not received official word from the unions about a strike, BART must caution riders that one may begin soon.

He said all parties reached agreements on several issues Sunday in an 11th-hour attempt to avoid a possible strike. He urged the unions to "use that momentum to reach a deal."

A strike would cripple the region's Monday morning commute. Transportation officials say another 60,000 vehicles could be on the road, clogging highways and bridges throughout the Bay Area.

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