San Francisco Muni, Drivers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has reached a tentative agreement with transit operators and other Muni workers which the agency said will save it millions annually.

The tentative agreement would freeze salaries for the next three years and would also change the rules on overtime and allow Muni to hire as many as 220 part-time drivers.

“We’ve identified a range of savings between $26 million to as much as $50 million across all unions and all employee classifications,” said Muni spokesman Charlie Goodyear.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Meanwhile, union spokesman Jamie Horowitz said that by releasing details of the proposed contract, the agency violated the agreement.

“We’re off to a very bad start that within minutes of a tentative agreement, they have already violated some of the terms that we discussed during those negotiations,” he said.

A ratification vote is scheduled for June 8. If the tentative agreement is not approved by the union, the two sides will be headed to an arbitrator.

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