Send a strong message!

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition needs your help!
Sign a petition; send a strong message to the District

Workers at the Golden Gate Bridge District, including ferry deckhands and captains; bus servicers and mechanics; bridge ironworkers and inspectors; and construction tradesmen and women, are currently holding strike authorization votes, which will be completed next week. The employees have been working without a contract since July 1.

These 450 workers are members of the unions that make up the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition, including Local 21. The Coalition is pulling out all the stops to make these workers’ voices heard and encourage the District Board of Directors to come to an agreement that gives members a real wage increase to close the gap on their 12% lag behind the cost of living—and relief from the proposed increase in healthcare premiums.

The Coalition has launched www.goldengatelabor.com this week, in addition to radio ads, and they are getting some earned media, as well.

The website has a link to a petition the Coalition is asking the public to sign in support of these workers and to send a strong message to the District that neither the public nor the Coalition members want a strike. And it can be prevented if the District does the right thing.

Please take a moment and sign the petition.

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition is made up of 13 unions and includes the Machinists, Laborers Teamsters, Plumbers, Ironworkers, Carpenters and IBEW.