You just can’t make this stuff up.
The Muni operators’ union, TWU Local 250-A, filed a brief with the California Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) to block the restoration of 61% of the service cuts that took effect in May. The restoration is supposed to take place Saturday, but if the board grants TWU an injunction, the service cuts will remain in place. SFMTA Executive Director Nathaniel Ford says Muni is moving forward with the restoration, at least for now.
One thing is clear: TWU has given up even the slimmest hope of defeating Proposition G. Having alienated San Franciscans thoroughly by insisting on pay increases during a severe budget crisis, just as other city workers were accepting pay cuts, they’ve decided to go for broke and litigate their way to cushy jobs for union leadership and less service for Muni riders.
PERB isn’t scheduled to meet until October 14, according to its web site. It’s hard to say from here whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing for Muni riders.