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San Jose Mercury News: BART board rejects family leave clause in labor deal

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OAKLAND -- In the latest twist in BART's tortured labor negotiations, the transit agency's directors on Thursday risked another strike by rejecting a costly paid family leave provision that they say was mistakenly included in the final contract. Union leaders slammed the move but were mum on whether they would walk off the job for the third time since July.

The BART Board of Directors voted 8-1 to accept the contract only if the unions vote to approve a revised package without the family leave perk.

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