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Roxanne Sanchez, left, president of Service Employees International Union Local 1021, left, speaks during a news conference on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. (AP/Ben Margot)
Roxanne Sanchez, left, president of Service Employees International Union Local 1021, left, speaks during a news conference on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. (AP/Ben Margot)

On Friday, workers at San Francisco's largest transit system, Bay Area Rapid Transit, also known as BART, went on strike.

BART workers have threatened strikes in the past, but didn't act on those threats until late Thursday night.

Transit workers and management could not reach an agreement, and hundreds of thousands of passengers who ride BART round-trip each day were stranded for their Friday morning commute.

Guest

  • Dan Brekke, News Editor at KQED in San Francisco. He tweets @danbrekke.

This segment aired on October 18, 2013.

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