Source: AP / USA Today
SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an inquiry into a labor contract dispute.
Sunday night’s eleventh hour order averted the walkout and left the morning commute to proceed normally, without the widespread commuter congestion that a strike involving Bay Area Rapid Transit, the nation’s fifth largest rail line, would have created.
In the order, Brown named a board of investigators for a seven-day inquiry into the contract dispute that had labor unions poised to walk off the job at midnight Sunday.
The order Brown issued came under a law that allows the state’s intervention if a strike will significantly disrupt public transportation services and endanger public health.
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