- The Washington Times - Friday, August 2, 2013

More than 400,000 San Francisco area commuters are heading into the weekend with this bleak outlook: They may not have rides to work on Monday.

Two of the region’s transit unions sent out a 72-hour notice of a looming strike, warning commuters that trains may not be operating after the weekend if they can’t resolve their labor disputes. Labor talks are scheduled to last through Sunday at midnight, The Associated Press reported.

“This is not something that we want to do,” said Antonette Bryant, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, in AP. “This is not something that we intend to do.”

The unions just went on a four-day strike last month, forcing commuters to endure long lines for buses and ferries, and massive traffic jams on the roadways.

The unions have 2,400 members who work as train operators, station officials, mechanics and maintenance workers, and office staffers.