Workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) started a strike at 3 a.m. Monday morning, after union leaders walked out of a pay negotiation hours before workers’ contracts expired. The San Francisco-area transit system serves around 400,000 daily riders.
Women are often afraid to negotiate — and that’s how we end up getting screwed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s startling offer to hand near total control of the debt ceiling to President Obama is drawing condemnation from conservatives and tea party activists, even as Speaker John Boehner admits he doesn’t have the votes to pass any form of raising the debt ceiling in the House of Representatives. McConnell has admitted the move was motivated out of fear Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown, including—as President Obama warned—a stoppage of Social Security and Medicare payments.
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