Labor Talks with Muni Union at Impasse

Seems as if neither side is budging in the negotiations over a new deal for Muni.

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    The buses are still running, but the talks have stopped.

    Discussions between Muni officials and their bus and train operators are at a standstill in San Francisco, according to reports.

    Muni's union transit operators need a new contract to replace the current deal about to expire, according to KQED. However, the terms offered by Muni officials aren't acceptable to the union, which rejected it with a vote -- but no new offer is forthcoming.

    This is not the first impasse: the rejected contract offer came after a mediator came up with a plan to give operators an 8 percent raise in exchange for a 7.5 percent pension contribution, according to the report.

    Agency officials told media that the union had dug in and was "refusing" to participate in mediation talks.

    Last week's three-day "sickout" that tangled Muni service was called in response to the stall in contract talks.