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BART Board Approves 3.7 Percent Raises for General Manager, Top Officials

BART directors voted unanimously today to give raises totaling about 3.7 percent this year to General Manager Grace Crunican and other top officials at the transit agency. 

The percentage increase in compensation and benefits for the top executives is the same that employees represented by labor unions received in a new contract that was approved early this year, BART spokesman Jim Allison said. 

That's in line with BART's historical practice of giving similar raises to top officials to those it gives to rank-and-file workers, he said. BART directors voted to give Crunican and the other top executives raises of 1.86 percent retroactive to Jan. 1 plus another 1.8 percent increase on July 1, according to Allison. 

Crunican's raise will increase the $323,200 compensation and benefit package she received in 2013. The other top officials affected by the vote today are general counsel Matthew Burrows, controller-treasurer Scott Schroeder, district secretary Kenneth Duran and independent police auditor Mark Smith. 

—By Bay City News

novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 08:27 PM
I beleive that philanthropy has suffered under a regime bent in forced charity. I beleive successful people are being demonized as greedy by the socialists. Could you even define greedy? Profit is the motive behind capitalism, the best chance someone has in this world to make it. Success is not guarunteed, but the opportunity is. Perhaps if we stopped overtaxing and overregulating companies and forcing them to pay certain levels of wages and health care, that they might find doing business on our shores a bit more desirable. The same goes for how they are running business our of our state.
T McDermott April 12, 2014 at 08:38 PM
You have become cliche and rhetoric, catch phrase and inflammatory. I am sorry for you to be so short sighted.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:41 PM
Allright T "We all of us in the 99% have to work long and tiring hours to earn our money without any % increase for good work" no cliche McDermott, boo hoo, you make no sense at all, arguing for flat wages at the same time whining about "no increase for good work" , which is it going to be? Merit driven or equal pay regardlesd of performance? Let us know when you figure it out.
T McDermott April 12, 2014 at 11:06 PM
You are a rude and privileged man. I worked for over 40 years and never once made the same amount of money doing the same job as men doing the same work and at the same time was as a matter of fact I watched those same men be promoted to jobs that I trained them to do . I had to 'Help' them do their jobs. I am not talking about flat wages I am talking about fair and equal wages. It goes to show that you see what your entrenched rhetoric parses language for. Not only did you miss the point you got up on your lopsided soap box and shouted the same words you have used twice in this conversation. I again am so sorry for your un-originality and inability to form language without slogans. Repetitive language is the sign of a lazy and fearful mind.
novato 3per April 13, 2014 at 12:15 AM
You don't know I'm a man, and I'm certainly not privileged. Nothing has ever been handed to me. I suspect your income deficiency had more to do with that king size chip on your shoulder than anything else

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