"The opponents of Measure RR cite the BART board’s poor management when it comes to labor negotiations.
“There’s going to be no incentive to control labor costs,” said David Kersten, president of the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy. “We’re just kicking the can down the road.”
It’s true that the BART board has a dreadful record when it comes to holding the line on labor costs. This page has supported many of the solutions Measure RR’s opponents call for, including a ban on labor strikes and more modest pay raises for workers.
Some of these changes would require legislative fixes that would be difficult to come by in Sacramento, where labor-allied Democrats control both houses of the Legislature."
Link to Editorial: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Yes-on-Measure-RR-The-Bay-Area-can-t-work-9943475.php