Golden Gate

Negotiations continue with Golden Gate Bridge Coalition, Union members ready to strike

08/15/2014

 

Following negotiations this past Monday, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District and the 13 unions comprising the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition, including Local 21 members, remain at loggerheads.

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition needs your help!

08/04/2014

 

Workers at the Golden Gate Bridge District, including some Local 21 members, are currently holding strike authorization votes, the results of which will be announced early next week. The employees—ferry deckhands and captains; bus servicers and mechanics; bridge ironworkers and inspectors; and construction tradesmen and women—have been working without a contract since July 1.

Golden Gate Labor Coalition members show their strength!

07/25/2014

Over 50 members of the unions that make up the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition (including Local 21) gathered at the Bridge District office Friday morning, July 25. Coalition representatives spoke to the board of directors, and members wore stickers with the message "We're 12% behind. Bridge the gap!"
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Send a strong message!

07/24/2014

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition needs your help!
Sign a petition; send a strong message to the District

Workers at the Golden Gate Bridge District, including ferry deckhands and captains; bus servicers and mechanics; bridge ironworkers and inspectors; and construction tradesmen and women, are currently holding strike authorization votes, which will be completed next week. The employees have been working without a contract since July 1.

12% Behind the Cost of Living

07/23/2014

The chart below includes the 1% pension hit in FY ’07 and a 1% increase in healthcare costs in FY ’13. The Coalition is currently 12 % behind the cost of living―which means a dollar earned in 2004 is worth 88 cents today.

 


Golden Gate District walks away from table, Labor Coalition unions holding strike authorization votes

07/03/2014

On July 1, all the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition contracts expired, with the District still refusing to agree to wage retroactivity. The day before contract expiration, the District proposed a three-year contract with raises of 2.5% in 2014; 2% in 2015; and 2% in 2016. After receiving a Labor Coalition counterproposal, the District negotiators left the table in the afternoon after refusing to submit a new proposal and try to reach a settlement.

Member Honored as Golden Gate Bridge District Employee of the Month

05/09/2013

On April 26, Local 21 member Jim Hardy was named “Employee of the Month” by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District.

Golden Gate Members Ratify New Contract After More Than One Year of Bargaining

06/08/2012

Last month, after more than one year at the bargaining table, Local 21’s Allied and Engineering chapter members at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District ratified new contracts, along with other unions in the coalition.

Golden Gate Reaches Tentative Agreement

05/11/2012

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 Labor Coalition Members Speak Out!

05/02/2012

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.

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