BART raises follow similar pay bumps for Bay Area workers, especially in government

During BART’s high-profile labor negotiations, much of the public anger was focused on union workers’ demands for extra pay when they already make some of the highest average salaries in the state.

But it turns out the raises they received reflect the wage bumps that other Bay Area government employees already got in the last few years, according to an analysis by this newspaper of payroll data provided by more than 300 local public agencies. And the BART raises were only slightly more than the pay increases private sector workers received.

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