Bay Area commuters should brace for a strike as early as Friday—that’s the advice the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is giving as one or more of the 13 unions are threatening a work stoppage.
Union workers began a one-day strike Tuesday morning at the Golden Gate Bridge over the healthcare contributions they say they were promised by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Despite the picket lines, however, buses and ferries are running as scheduled.
Golden Gate Bridge District announced 50 of its workers will be going on a one-day labor strike beginning Tuesday morning, but the bridge itself will remain open and that bus and ferry service won’t be impacted.
San Francisco’s School superintendent and Mayor Ed Lee are expressing cautious optimism about averting a teacher strike.
Golden Gate Bridge Workers Hold First Meeting With District Management Since Union Authorized Strike
Representatives of a 13-union coalition of Golden Gate Bridge workers urged the transportation district board on Friday to give them a fair contract.
A coalition of 13 of Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District workers’ unions has unanimously voted to authorize a strike, though no date has been announced as both sides continue talks.
A coroner’s official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
Union officials said employees have been working without a contract since July 1, as the two sides have been negotiating since April.
The contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.
San Francisco Municipal Railway buses, light-rail vehicles and cable cars are resuming regular service Thursday following a three-day worker “sickout” apparently resulting from an ongoing contract dispute.