Supervisor Sean Elsbernd's "Fix Muni Now" campaign, meanwhile, held the grand opening for its headquarters in late August. But with opponents like the Muni drivers' union, it remains uncertain what need there is to actively campaign for the measure (which would force drivers into collective bargaining and remove the prospect of guaranteed raises from the city charter).
In this contest, the TWU has proven, time and again, to be the Washington Generals of unions.
Public relations-wise, it remains to be seen what the union could do worse: Go on record as the only city union to not make concessions? Check. Take home a raise right as other unions shed pay? Check. Repeatedly stand up for the very worst drivers on the city payroll? Check. Actively fight against restoring Muni service riders depend upon? You get the picture. Right now, the TWU has whatever you'd call the opposite of the Midas Touch.
With labor preoccupied by the specter of pension reform from Jeff Adachi's "SF Smart Reform" Proposition B -- and the local Democratic party taking no position on "Fix Muni Now" Prop. G -- it's hard to see where the money and effort will come from to stave off Elsbernd's measure.
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