On May 7, after more than one year at the bargaining table with the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition, including Local 21, reached a tentative agreement.
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.
On Saturday, April 14, Local 21 members joined other Golden Gate Labor Coalition unions for a successful rally and march from the San Francisco Ferry Terminal to AT&T Park, coinciding with Giant’s opening day.
Standwith Local 21 members and other workers who dedicate their lives to operating and maintaining the bridge, providing transit services, and serving the customers of the Hwy 101 Golden Gate Corridor.Joinus for an informational picket on the 75th Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary at the Orchid Gala Benefit Preview Night Thursday, February 23, 6:30 – 10pm at Fort Mason Center.
On December 7, a giant OCCUPY! banner was hung over the Waldo Tunnel in support of the Golden Gate Labor Coalition workers, who have been in a struggle to get a fair contract since April 2011.