All MTA labor contracts now available online 

Any resident with the least bit of interest in the Municipal Transportation Agency’s labor contracts now has plenty of resources at their disposal.

The MTA, which operates Muni, has posted online all of the agency’s labor contracts with its various unions, including the controversial agreement with the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents the department’s operators.

On Friday, TWU once again voted against concessions that would have saved the MTA about $9 million a year. The MTA, which recently cut service by 10 percent, has received labor concessions from all of its unions — except the TWU.

Nat Ford, executive director of the MTA, and Mayor Gavin Newsom had hoped the TWU concessions would help restore some of the service reductions. Both officials were incredulous following the TWU’s decision to turn down concessions, so airing the union’s contract online may be a ploy to gain support in anticipation of November’s likely ballot initiative on operator work rules reform.

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