SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Representatives of a 13-union coalition of Golden Gate Bridge workers urged the transportation district board on Friday to give them a fair contract.
In a familiar argument heard between management and public labor groups, workers say the proposed raises don’t cover the cost of health-care premiums. The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is offering three percent annually over three years.
It’s the same raise the board approved for non-union workers on Friday. The coalition of unions representing iron workers, ferry boat captains, bus maintenance workers said it’s not enough.
Coalition Co-chair Alex Tonisson said the district is saving money with the toll-booth worker layoffs and also with electronic toll collecting.