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Negotiators for BART and its two biggest unions will resume talks about 1 p.m. Tuesday with hopes for a long-awaited settlement.
The transit agency and representatives from Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union 1555 talked well past midnight after the unions presented a new contract proposal late Monday night.
The unions lifted their threat of a midnight strike. So far, there's been no public announcement of another strike deadline.
No details of the unions' proposal have been released. It was a counteroffer to BART's Sunday night contract proposal that included a 12 percent raise over four years.
Meanwhile, AC Transit's board of directors asked Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday to invoke a 60-day cooling off period in their contract negotiations.
AC Transit unions announced a 72-hour strike deadline on Monday. That agency's workers could walk off the job as early as Thursday morning.