Around 70 Muni buses serving more than two dozen biodiesel buses were delayed this morning after a union steward with Transport Workers Union Local 250-A blocked the gate and prevented the buses from leaving the Muni facility in the Dogpatch neighborhood. According to Muni officials the upset union steward disrupted service due to a dispute with management "over whether or not a personnel assignment was decided on the basis of seniority." The incident occurred between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
"We have a zero tolerance policy for this sort of behavior, which negatively impacted our customers who we are all working to serve," fumed Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., SFMTA Executive Director/CEO. "As we address this issue with the union, we will take all available legal steps to prevent such an incident from happening again."
Muni goes on to say that "state law prevents the SFMTA from publicly discussing individual disciplinary processes." But we have a hint that said disciplinary action involves a feather on the wrist.
Muni has since returned to "normal" operating service.