Sunday, December 12, 2010

Looks Like Local 250 A Didn't Get the Mesage.

It seems that the leadership and the rank and file of the Local 250 A did not get the message. Apparently not content to have theirheadshanded to them at the ballot box, they seem to be hankering to be reminded again that they are not the only people in the City and County of San Francisco.

What's going on, you ask?

MUNI drivers typically get a bonus of a few thousand dollars every December. The money cones from a trust fund that the SFMTA funds. There's only one problem: SFMTA is broke, hence all the cutbacks.

You would think that with the City in crisis, the SFMTA with no money, and the riders not getting rides, that the vastly overpaid membership of Local 250 A would forgo their bonus.

Well, they won't.

Standing on the provisions of the City Charter, the leadership of Local 250 A is demanding the bonus.

Something comes to mind about pigs and troughs whenever I think of Local 250 A. Another charter amendment looks to be necessary. How about something simple like no bonus if the city agency is in the red.


Greg said...

This is just leftover detritus from the pre- Prop. G era. They may prevail on this, like they did last year, but it'll be a pyrrhic victory - you can bet that when the negotiations go forth in June, this little "bonus" will disappear.

AngryBell said...

I'd like to think that, but with the City's very pro-labor bent, I'm not sure that without continued watchfulness over this, the City won't cave.