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BART has said workers from the two unions average about $71,000 in base salary and $11,000 in overtime annually. The workers also pay a flat $92 monthly fee for health insurance.

The unions — which represent nearly 2,400 train operators, station agents, mechanics, maintenance workers and professional staff — want a 5 percent raise each year over the next three years.

BART said it is offering an 8 percent salary increase over the next four years as well as reducing the amount of employee contributions it originally requested for pension and medical benefits.

Antonette Bryant, the ATU Local 1555 president, said late Thursday that BART is “on notice” and has 30 days to hammer out a deal.

“We’re not going to let them hijack us and the riding public and we are deeply sorry this had to happen,” Bryant said.