San Francisco Muni operators ratified a new contract on Monday that guarantees them a 14.25 percent raise over three years.
Three weeks after San Francisco’s Muni operators staged a worker “sickout” that brought city buses, trains and trolleys to a halt; the transit agency and union leaders have now reached a tentative agreement.
The contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.
After the two sides returned to the bargaining table, in an effort to end a labor dispute, the union of transit operators has walked away from those negotiations.
San Francisco Muni officials and the Transportation Workers Union are in talks with a mediator about the contract dispute that prompted last week’s three-day driver sick-out.
Ed Reiskin, director of transportation of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, spoke with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier Sunday about the status of Muni contract negotiations and whether the recent sickout action by some Muni employees is likely to continue.
Legislation is moving forward at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to force large employers in the hospitality industry to retain workers for at least 90 days if the company is sold.
In the days before next Tuesday’s California primary election, voters are being buried in direct mail, and bombarded in radio and television ads, but much of the campaign propaganda isn’t paid for by the candidates themselves.
Fast-food workers throughout Oakland are walking off the job and joining in on a worldwide campaign Thursday to ask for higher pay and the right to form a union.
Bay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year’s labor battle that included two strikes.