Shuttle drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have reportedly approved a union contract offering higher pay and more benefits, a victory in organized labor’s effort to unionize workers in Silicon Valley.
Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.
Shuttle buses for people who work in the tech industry have made Muni riders mad and have been the subject of protests. A plan to accommodate the shuttles could lead to fewer available parking spaces.
Ahead of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ hearing this afternoon on a pending pilot program to charge private shuttle buses for using public bus stops, a group of protesters blocked a Google commuter bus in the city’s Mission District.
Unlike Muni busses, there are few designated areas where private shuttles can legally load and unload passengers, and transportation planners must now consider how to solve the problem.
A crash near San Francisco’s Parkmerced on Thursday night involved a shuttle with 14 elderly people on board and hospitalized seven people, including one critically, police and fire officials said Friday.
A five-year-old boy was hit by a shuttle bus while crossing a street in San Francisco’s Bayview District Thursday afternoon and was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Seatbelts will be installed on all University of California at San Francisco shuttle buses following a crash last week that killed a psychiatrist and associate professor.
Memorial services are planned this week to honor the University of California at San Francisco psychiatrist and associate professor who died in a shuttle bus crash last Thursday.
A fatal shuttle bus collision in San Francisco has prompted a state lawmaker to try to prevent such accidents in the future.