Golden Gate bus mechanics, servicers announce strike next Friday

Bay City News
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Golden Gate bus mechanics, servicers have announced a one-day strike set for Friday, Oct. 17.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District bus mechanics and servicers announced Thursday that they are going on a one-day strike next Friday, the latest labor action by a coalition of union workers in a contract dispute with the bridge district.

Bus mechanics and servicers with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Locals 856 and 665 announced the Oct. 17 strike, which will shut down the district's bus service between San Francisco and Marin County that day.

The strike is the third by members of the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition. A union of machinists held a strike on Sept. 16 that did not affect transit service and ferryboat captains held a strike on Sept. 26 that halted ferry service that day.

The coalition's dispute with the bridge district has left workers without contracts since July 1.

The bus drivers will be honoring the picket line but not going on strike.