SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ San Francisco public transit operators are set to receive a nearly 6 percent wage hike, even as all other city worker unions have agreed to pay cuts.
The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency board of directors will review the pay increase on Tuesday.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Evacuation Orders Issued for CZU Burn Zones in Santa Cruz County
If approved, the average wage for Local 250-A employees, which represents 2,200 Muni operators, would go from $27.91 an hour to $29.52 an hour.READ MORE: Police Activity Temporarily Shuts Highway 17 Saturday Afternoon
The increase is all but guaranteed because of a provision for transit operators written into the City Charter.
Operator wages are not determined by collective bargaining like every other city union.MORE NEWS: Elon Musk, Tesla Super Fans Blast Biden Administration Move Toward Regulating Autopilot
Voters will have the chance to change the wage rules in November through a ballot measure that would open operators’ pay to negotiations.