muni_driver.jpgAs reported by the Chron, Streetsblog, CBS5, and ABC7, Muni drivers Friday night voted to reject a series of concessions expected to save Muni $19 million over the next two years, money Muni says they hoped to reduce recently enacted service cuts.

The Chron reports that members of Transport Workers Local 250-A, which represents about 2,000 Muni operators, voted 747 against and 538 in favor of the changes, which would have called for using more part-time employees to work during rush hours and required operators to work 40 hours in a week before they could earn overtime pay.

In a statement send out late Friday, MTA head Nathaniel Ford says he’s “deeply disappointed and perplexed” by the vote, urging them to “quickly reconsider their actions and to recast their votes.”

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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