FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR # 97-34
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Troy Swauger
(415) 972-8835

Board of Investigation to Meet on BART Labor Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO -- Governor Wilson's appointed Board of Investigation will meet to study the issues in dispute between the Bay Area Transit District (BART) and workers from three of its unions. The hearing is scheduled for:

Oakland -- Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at 9:00 a.m.
Oakland Visitors' Bureau
Marriott Hotel
550 Tenth St., Room 208
Oakland, CA

The Board consists of three Associate Justices (retired) who have the authority to summon and subpoena witnesses, call for records and other documents, and take testimony as authorized under California Labor Code section 1137.2. A final written report by the Board of Investigation will be presented to Governor Wilson no later than July 7. Until that date any strike or lockout action is prohibited. Upon receiving the report, Governor Wilson may request the California Attorney General to petition any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin such strike or lockout for a period of 60 days.

The hearing will be conducted with administrative support from the Department of Industrial Relations' Mediation and Conciliation Service. Board of Investigation members include:

William Channell, retired Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four.

Robert F. Kane, retired Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two.

James F. Perley, Jr., retired Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four.

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