Plan accordingly: Muni sickout today
SFGate reports that Muni workers have gone through with a rumored sickout this morning. From SFGate:
A sickout by Muni workers is disrupting service Monday morning, and commuters are being told to use alternate means of transportation.
The action follows a vote on a proposed budget with recommendations from SFMTA that didn’t sit well with the Muni workers’ union More from SFGate:
Under the proposal, the MTA says Muni workers would get 11.25 percent in raises over two years, but they would pick up a 7.5 percent pension payment now paid by the MTA.
[…]Muni workers, like all San Francisco city employees, are prohibited from striking. Under Proposition G, approved by city voters in 2010, if union members reject the proposed contract, it goes to an arbitrator who cannot rule against Muni management’s proposals unless the union can prove that its interests outweigh “the public interest in efficient and reliable transit.”
Thus the sickout this morning. SFGate says that, according to SFMTA officials, “BART is honoring Muni fare in San Francisco and Daly City.”