Muni service restorations here to stay 

Muni’s service restorations levels will stay the same, following a state board’s decision to deny an appeal to the plan by the transit agency’s operators.

After slashing service by 10 percent in May to save $28.8 million annually, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, came up with a plan that cobbled together enough money to restore 61 percent of the cuts, with the changes going into effect on last Saturday.

However, the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents 2,200 operators, sought to prevent the service restoration plan because they felt that SFMTA management failed to properly meet and confer with the organization on proposed scheduling changes.

Last week, the union filed a request for injunctive relief against the restoration plan with the California Public Employment Relations Board, a quasi-judicial administrative agency. Yesterday afternoon, the CPERB denied the union’s request, although no explanation for the decision was given, according to Les Chisholm, the agency’s division chief.

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