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August 3, 2013:  While BART and its unions fight over employee pay raises, an analysis by the San Jose Mercury News reported that BART's workers already have bigger paychecks than any of their regional peers doing similar transportation jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area
           According to the San Jose Merc1, BART union employees are already the highest compensated workers doing similar transportation jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

  • BART's top-paid train operator grossed $155,308, compared with the $109,450 that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority paid its top light-rail driver.
  • BART's best-paid janitor made $82,752 while the upscale Hillsborough City School District paid its top custodian $59,360.
  • BART's electrician with the highest paycheck made $149,957 -- nearly twice the $79,878 that AC Transit's best-paid electrician made.

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