Despite Gavin's threats of "real consequences" if they didn't vote his way, Muni bus, metro, and cable car operators voted 747 to 548
yesterday last Friday to reject the proposed contract concessions aimed at closing a $19M budget gap and restoring trimmed services.
"Union leaders say operators don't believe MUNI's budget problem is their responsibility," reports KCBS, but Muni director Nathaniel Ford is going back to the table with the union with some vaguely threatening talk. "There are challenges with making sure communications, as complicated as they are, are related to their livelihoods and incomes," Ford said.
Two measures are headed to the ballot in November that could change the way Muni wages are set, so in other words, Ford is saying, "Work with us, or you're going to lose your overtime altogether." At least we think that's what he's saying...