SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union representing San Francisco transit drivers says it has nothing to do with drivers calling in sick over the last two days.
Eric Williams, president of Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, said Tuesday he could not comment on operators calling in sick because the union had no role in sanctioning that.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says the lack of operators has led to the stoppage of the city's famed cable cars and caused significant delays elsewhere. The agency also runs buses, light rail and street cars.
Workers began calling in sick on Monday, after they rejected a new contract proposal from the agency on Friday.
Williams said the proposed contract unfairly asks the operators to pay too much into their pensions. He said the union is willing to return to the bargaining table.