The BART strike began its second day Saturday, but that was news to some who arrived at the 24th Street BART station.
“Is it running?” Michael Norowa shouted at a man at the bottom of the stairs. “No” came the answer. Exasperated, Norowa turned on his heels to head for the bus stop to get to work in Daly City.
He supports the workers, but said it is hard to do so when he depends on BART to get to work.
Fredrika Keefer, was looking to make a quick trip to 16th Street and bounded down the steps when she met a closed rolling grille. “I heard about the strike yesterday, I just forgot,” said Keefer. She also left the station looking for a bus to take her down Mission Street.
Veronica Hidalgo, who was passing out flyers for her church at the 24th Street BART Plaza said she had not been affected by the strike. “I have a car,” said Hidalgo.
Union officials presented BART management with a series of issues last night, that if agreed upon could have ended the strike. However, BART management turned it down. There are currently no talks planned.