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EVERYBODY LOVES COOKIES
Chocolate chip * Oat Meal Raisin * Peanut butter * Sugar and More…

COOKIE DOUGH SALES ARE COMING TO YOUR DIVISION SOON

The Cookie Dough Sale is a fundraiser which empowers the Women’s Committee to support noteworthy Community Service, Donations and Activities.

The Women’s Committee is striving to make a difference in the community and membership we serve.

Be on the lookout for cookie dough sales.

SPECIAL WOMENS COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

7PM

1508 FILLMORE STREET, SUITE 211
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

AGENDA

COOKIE DOUGH SALES (FUNDRAISER)
MAKING STRIDES FOR BREAST CANCER WALK (October 25, 2014)
SOCIAL ACTIVITY
IF TIME PERMITS (VARIOUS OTHER ISSUES)

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PREPARE TO ATTEND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is experiencing a shortage in Transit Operator Staffing (upwards of 500 operators short).  As a result, of the SFMTA’s inadequacies in hiring and training practices, it has come to our attention that the Agency is considering making changes to the 9163 Transit Operator Extra Board, which violates the contract. Transport Workers Union Local 250-A is taking the necessary steps to protect the rights of the membership in all areas pertaining to this issue.

A shortage in Transit Operators means that you may be missing a leader or two; therefore, the vehicles operated by our members may be very crowded. Work smart to provide SAFE transit service to the riding public. Do not make hasty decisions that may result in injuries or accidents. Follow your training and adhere to the rules and regulations of the road.  Obey all traffic signage and signals.

It is the Agency’s responsibility to fill 9163 Transit Operator positions. It is your responsibility to provide SAFE transit service to the riding public. In other words, you are not responsible for missing headways and/or service. Do not attempt to fill the void of inadequate staffing by speeding up, operating ahead of schedule (without orders) or not taking a personal necessity (702) when needed. Your Union aspires for the 9163 Transit Operator Membership to Think SAFE, Be SAFE and Deliver SAFE Service.

Transport Workers Union Local 250-A wants you to know, above all, SAFETY IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY. Take your time and do not put yourself in dangerous situations that may jeopardize your personal SAFETY or the SAFETY of others.

We will keep you informed on this issue as it develops.

In Solidarity,
 

Eric Williams,
President 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It has come to our attention that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is in the process ensuring that all Division Managers are conforming to guidelines for managing 9163 Transit Operator sick leave usage. Your Union will take the necessary steps to ensure that the guidelines utilized by SFMTA are within the scope of Civil Service Rule 420, to include San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, Administrative Code Chapter 12W.

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Transport Workers Union Local 250-A believes that knowledge is one of the most powerful tools that our members may place in their tool belt. Your Union endeavors to ensure that you, our valued membership, are well informed on the new contract. New and Established members are invited to heighten and/or share knowledge at the upcoming Education Committee Meeting.

EVENT:
TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LOCAL 250-A
EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
TIME:
DAYTIME MEETING 10:00 AM
EVENING MEETING 6:30 PM
LOCATION:
TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LQCAL 250-A
1508 FILLMORE STREET, SUITE.211
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the website of TWU Local 250-A. Our current motto is "Safety - Conduct - Professionalism - Service." Our aim is to carry this vision forward. Our mission is to keep you informed of any changes in current policy that will affect your working conditions and livelihood.

Please check this home page often for frequent updates and current information.

General Membership Meetings

EMERGENCY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
IMPORTANT CONTRACT UPDATE !!!

MONDAY JUNE 30, 2014 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
at 

1800 OAKDALE Street
San Francisco, California. 
   

Membership Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:00am and 7:00pm.

Southeast Community College
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Meeting dates for 2014 are: Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19 and Dec 17.

New Transit Operator Hires

Welcome new hires, full-time and part-time operators to TWU Local 250-A! We would like to congratulate you on your completion of the extensive training program. As you embark on real life driving situations putting your training in practice and being a new transit operator, transporting visitors and residents of San Francisco, we hope you consult your initial training program to be safe. Safety is first! If you should have questions or concerns, please contact your division chairperson at your assigned division.