Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition members, including unionized deckhands, captains, terminal assistants, mechanics, and other District workers all have been fighting for a new contract and to keep healthcare affordable for their families since April of 2011. The Golden Gate Bridge General Manager and Board have insisted on concessions to help them out of a short term budget challenge but have given the non-union employees at the District a raise in July of 2011. At the table, the union coalition has offered major concessions worth an estimated $2 million per year, and has been told by management that the District's financial needs have been met. The District is now insisting on principle, not on real economic need, that union members should be forced into a healthcare premium sharing plan that unfairly burdens families with the highest costs. The District is also insisting that retirees' vested healthcare benefits should be reduced. While the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District misguided policy of under staffing the ferries and buses means that boats, overloaded with bicycles, run later and later, stranding commuters.
Please watch the video and email or call Janet Reilly, President of the Board Of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge District at 415-921-5858.
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