Muni Operators Stage Their Own ‘March Against Muni’
Photo by Jamison Wieser
In a dramatic turn of events, Muni operators were out in force at yesterday’s “March Against Muni” at the Powell cable car turn-around, letting the marching Muni riders know that the drivers are not to blame.
“For those keeping score at home, the marching Muni drivers out-marched March Against Muni. And this was no mass movement; perhaps 200 drivers showed up compared to 50 to 100 March Against Muni folks,” Joe Eskenazi reports in the SFWeekly.
More reports from our transit news sources:
- – Marching Muni Drivers Overwhelm ‘March Against Muni’ (SF Weekly)
– Transit operators barge into march (Examiner)
– Drivers, riders march to protest Muni cuts (ABC 7)
– March Against Muni: Anti-Muni Protest @ City Hall (a slideshow from SF Weekly)
It might have seemed like the operators were out protesting the protesters. But the operators claim that not to be the case at all. According to the Examiner, their spokesperson says the union’s intent yesterday was to mark “the beginning part of working together.”
In any case, @munialerts declares, “Rally over. Union won.”
More photos after the jump.
Photo by @munialerts: “MAM guy utterly lost control of crowd. Union taken over.”
Photo by @ThaddyB
Photo by @munialerts: “Cops keeping an eye on things, also blocking slogan.”