Everything You Need to Know about the Muni Sickout, Day 2

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It’s Day 2 of the Muni sickout. Here are a couple of stories worth reading, if you’re not already so pissed off that you can’t see straight, that is. We hope you can see straight.

Muni Sickout: Labor Radical Calls Press Conference, Blames Billionaires
SF Weekly looks at the labor leaders at the helm of this work stoppage. And offers a nice little anecdote about a speaker never showing up to an event because, you guessed it, he tried to use Muni to get there. Ah …

SF Supe Plans Resolution To Urge End To Muni Driver Sickout
SF Appeal brings us news of SF Supervisor Scott Wiener’s resolution to get drivers back to work. ““Muni drivers have a tough job, and they deserve good pay and benefits as well as respect for their service to our city,” [Wiener] said. “Similarly, Muni riders deserve to have a functional system to get to work, school, doctor’s appointments, the grocery store and elsewhere.”

Muni “Sickout” Day 2: Union Officially Rejects Labor Deal
Big surprise here. SF Weekly reports that Muni’s union officially rejected the proposed budget that ignited this whole mess. According to this report, the union offered to negotiate further, but that offer was rejected.

Muni Drivers’ Union Denies Responsibility For Transit-Crippling “Sickout”
Sounds fishy, but SF Appeal reports that Muni’s largest union, Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, denies asking workers to stage a sickout this week. ““The union played no role in what’s happening on the streets right now, we did not sanction that,” said Eric Williams, president of the union.

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  • Dexter Wong

    What is this? A modern day version of Thomas Nast’s famous cartoon “Who Stole The People’s Money?” Or to put it more succinctly, “Who kept the people from getting around San Francisco?”

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