An investigation has found that dozens of operators picked up their paycheck from Muni headquarters on days they called in sick.
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.
Muni says a majority of the 1,500 operators who called in sick this week have turned in doctors notes excusing their absences.
About 2,500 past and present San Francisco Municipal Railway drivers have been certified as a class in a federal lawsuit alleging Muni has not paid them the overtime hours they have put in, according to a report.
Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents about 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, had recommended that employees approve the tentative agreement, which was reached last Wednesday.
Dozens of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operators are facing the possibility of being fired for their failure to obtain valid driver’s licenses.
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that Silicon Valley is a good example of how a clean energy revolution is helping put Americans back to work.
An arbitrator declared that the terms of the agreement rejected by Muni operators will become the binding contract for the next three years.
A tentative agreement between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and its transit operators’ union was voted down by union members, according to voting results released by the SFMTA.
San Francisco’s public transit agency has reached a tentative deal with its operators on a new contract.