MAYOR LEE’S STATEMENT ON MUNI DRIVER SICKOUT

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the sickout of Muni drivers over the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A labor agreement and the disruption of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) service to our residents and visitors:

“I join Muni riders throughout our City in their frustration at Muni drivers who irresponsibly abandoned their jobs and intentionally disrupted our City’s public transportation system. This cannot continue. I say to our drivers, ‘People count on you to do your job so they can get to theirs.’ As public servants, we are obligated to serve the residents of this City, not punish them when you disagree with the amount of your raise, or the contributions you must pay toward your pension. There is a clear and agreed upon process in place to arbitrate the agreement you are disputing, a process the union has agreed to and the voters put in place. The public should not be punished any longer. I would like to thank the drivers who did not participate in this illegal action and did their best to keep our City moving.”

 

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