Labor Talks with Muni Union at Impasse - NBC Bay Area

Labor Talks with Muni Union at Impasse

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



    Labor Talks with Muni Union at Impasse

    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.

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