Upcoming contract negotiations with its 16 different workers unions could reduce — or even increase — a two-year, $53.2 million budget deficit for San Francisco’s transit agency.Representing roughly 2,500 employees, the 16 unions make up about half the workforce of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni. That does not include the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents about 2,200 vehicle operators. Read More
It is hard to understand what the 2,000 members of Transport Workers Union Local 250-A could have been thinking when they voted nearly 2-1 against the proposed three-year labor agreement their leaders negotiated for three months with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
If last year’s elections proved anything, it’s that San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approve of two things — legalizing marijuana and putting a stop to the plushy benefits enjoyed by Muni’s transit operators.
In November, nearly 65 percent of San Francisco voters approved Proposition G, an initiative aimed at reforming work rules for Muni operators. Read More
The rank-and-file members of Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents some 2,220 Muni operators, kept up their unbroken record of saying “drop dead” to San Francisco’s Muni riders, taxpayers and the majority of city employees. For the second time this year, they defied union leaders and voted “no” on a much-needed package of concessions and work-rule reforms. Read More