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Published on Mar 24, 2012
March 22, 2012 at the home of Board President Janet Reilly in San Francisco. The upper class neighborhood of Sea Cliff, home to the "One Percent" and Janet Reilly, President of the Board of Directors of The Golden Gate Bridge & Transportation District, is seldom the scene of a workers demonstration. Reilly's neighbors were shocked to see a picket line of ironworkers, teamsters, electricians, boatmen and women, ferry captains, laborers, mechanics and other hard working folk marching up and down at the iron gate leading to the Reilly mansion. These workers, who run and maintain the Golden Gate Bridge, Busses and Ferries were protesting to defend their health benefits and conditions.
More than 380 union workers employed by the Golden Gate Bridge Transportation District have been negotiating almost one year without reaching an agreement, even though management admits the unions have granted monetary and benefit concessions that exceed the District's demands. What is the holdup? Management, led by Board President Janet Reilly, is now on a right wing ideological campaign to force a form of health benefit premium sharing that will penalize employees with families. The workers are fighting to keep their health care affordable for families. Management is also demanding cuts in current retirees' vested health care benefits.
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