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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

San Francisco Muni operators may vote to strike

From SF Examiner,
Despite working under a contract that explicitly bars strikes, Muni’s transit operators might vote to authorize one if their ongoing labor negotiations reach an impasse.

This Friday, the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents 2,200 drivers and conductors, will begin a weeklong vote that could authorize a strike. If approved, the initiative would let union President Rafael Cabrera call a strike, while not necessarily assuring that one is imminent.

Although the union’s current contract with Muni theoretically bars work stoppages, union Secretary-Treasurer Walter Scott said that provision’s legality is questionable and could be tested.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner

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