By Isabel Angell, Dan Brekke and Bryan Goebel
Update 6/27/14 7:20 pm: The union representing Muni operators said late Friday it reached a tentative agreement with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. However, a Muni spokesman would not confirm a deal was struck.
The union issued this press release Friday evening:
Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 250-A, representing San Francisco MUNI operators, announced today that union negotiators have reached a tentative labor agreement with the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority (SFMTA).
"Thanks to strong support of our membership and hard work at the negotiating table, we have reached a new tentative agreement," said Eric Williams, President of TWU Local 250-A.
Details of the new agreement will be presented to union members at a special membership meeting this coming Monday, June 30. The proposed three-year contract is subject to ratification by union members.
"Our members are committed to providing quality transit in San Francisco," said Williams. "And we continue to believe that best way to resolve labor-management concerns is through fair and balanced collective bargaining."
The SFMTA board has scheduled a special meeting for Monday at 11 a.m. that includes options to approve or reject a tentative agreement.
Original story 6/17/14: Muni and its union bus and rail operators remain at an impasse in their contract dispute — with the union insisting that it wants to reopen bargaining on an already-mediated two-year agreement and agency officials saying they have only limited power to renegotiate the pact.