BART workers plan to strike Friday
John Wildermuth, Michael Cabanatuan and Jill Tucker
Updated 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 17, 2013
Federal mediator George Cohen, center, arrives at the Nicholas C. Petris State Building to continue with the Bay Area Rapid Transit negotiations, Wednesday October 16, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle
BART unions announced they planned to strike Friday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement during a marathon bargaining session that lasted nearly 30 hours.