Ferryboat Captains stage one-day strike

More-of-the-same trouble for represented employees of the GGB .

Golden Gate Labor

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Following another round of negotiations this week that led to no settlement,  members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA), representing the ferryboat captains at the Golden Gate Bridge District, went on strike Friday, Sept. 26.

MEBA members—ferry captains at the Larkspur, Ferry Building and Sausalito terminals—participated in the one-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike, from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. There was no ferry service between these locations, and no ferry service to the Giants game.

“Throughout the last five months, the District has failed and continues to fail to negotiate in good faith. Yesterday, our union filed a ULP charge with the Public Employee Relations Board against the District,” stated Dave Nolan, MEBA representative.

“This charge exemplifies why MEBA and other employees do not trust the District’s current proposals at the bargaining table,” Nolan added.

“Like many of my coworkers, going on strike tomorrow is the last thing I…

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  2 comments for “Ferryboat Captains stage one-day strike

  1. September 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Ferry Boats are not limited to San Francisco. They are all over the world. (Apologies to anyone offended by these remarks. Please bear in mind than a predisposition for puns is also genetically determined and tolerance should be shown to those so born and bound to the lowest form of humor[according to some real prudes].) Here’s hoping that a recognition of Labor’s right to negotiate with management as well as a celebration of diversity be spread throughout our land.

    • September 26, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      I hope that some movement occurs to end this stall by the District. The bridgeworkers are 12% behind the cost of living due to concessions to the Bridge in their time of fiscal crisis. Now the Healthcare premiums to the District are falling and the District wants the workers to pay up to 50% more, undercutting the meager raise they last offered.

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