SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Members of 13 unions representing 450 workers at the Golden Gate Bridge, along with ferry and bus operators, are holding votes this week on whether to authorize a strike.
The unions and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District have hit an impasse in contract talks. International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21 representative Alex Tonisson said employees have been working without a contract since July 1.
“We’ve been in negotiations since April,” he said. “Currently, our data shows that our wages are 12 percent behind the cost of living over the past decade.”