Professor Tuman Comments on BART Labor Deal

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
THE MERCURY NEWS (SAN JOSE) -- Joe Tuman, a professor of political and legal communications studies at San Francisco State University, said BART management made a politically smart move before the election. “It’s very clear that the 2013 strike woke up a lot of voters,” said Tuman. “Most people, whether they held labor or management responsible the last time around, were equal parts angry at everybody. It was very unlikely, I think, that you could convince voters about the viability of this bond measure in large numbers if you also had the threat of another strike looming on the horizon.”