Fill Out the Bargaining Survey Today

As the city and the corporations that call it home thrive, SFMTA ridership and use are reaching an all-time high. Meanwhile the workers who put in the hours to meet the growing demands on SFMTA are struggling to afford to live in the Bay Area, often times traveling hours just to get to work or to bring our children to school.

We can't continue to live and work in a city that divides the rest of us from the billionaires and multi-national corporations who are making money off of the use of our city's services but unwilling to pay their fair share. We're committed to negotiate for better services for everyone—not just the wealthy few—and the best possible contract for our members who provide services.

First, we must find out what matters to YOU and which issues YOU think the Bargaining Team should prioritize.

During bargaining, the negotiating team often refers to these survey results. Please take the time and tell us what you think. Every member survey counts

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* 1. A. HEALTHCARE

Healthcare costs will be a major issue in this year’s bargaining. The City will ask SEIU 1021 members once again for higher contributions for ‘Employee Only’ and ‘Employee plus One.’

In 2014 we fought for—and won—100 percent fully-paid employee healthcare, 96 percent paid dependent healthcare, and 83 percent family coverage.

In 2019, we intend to maintain the healthcare coverage for employees and dependents and to improve family coverage.

Do you agree with this bargaining priority?

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* 2. B. WAGES

In San Francisco we struggle with rising rents, income inequality, and the fear that working families will be pushed out of their neighborhoods.

In 2019, we intend to fight for wage increases that takes into account the rising cost of living.


Do you agree with this bargaining priority?

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* 3. C. PRIORITIES

1. Working Conditions


Rank each of the following issues on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being your top priority and 4 your lowest:

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Abuse of Temporary and As-Needed Workers
Childcare subsidies for city employees
Contracting out and out-sourcing
Commuter and parking subsidies and benefits
Defend our pensions
Educational opportunities and career ladder programs (e.g. 20/20 Educational assistance)
Grievance and discipline procedure
Health and safety on the job
Effective security equipment
Increase and expand premium pay
Providing affordable housing for City workers
Technology, equipment, and system improvements
Time off (holidays, vacations, leave)
Technology, equipment, and system improvements
Training and promotional opportunities
Unfair hiring practices
Working out of classification
Workloads, caseloads, and staffing
Work schedules/Alternative schedules

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* 4. C. PRIORITIES

2. Dignity and Respect

Check top 3 issues for you:

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* 5. D. COMMON GOOD

1. Lifting Up Our Communities

Rank each of the following issues on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being your top priority and 4 your lowest.

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Living wage for all workers
Criminal justice reform
Defending the rights of the LGBTQ community
End corporate and ‘Big Tech’ tax breaks
Retirement security for all
Hold banks accountable for foreclosures and ruining communities
Ensure quality education for all, by opposing the privatization of public schools and public funding of for-profit or charter schools
Expanding access to nutritious food, through community farmers’ markets and grocery stores in all neighborhoods
Defending San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policies and our city’s laws protecting immigrant residents
More full-time City jobs and an expansion of quality, public services
Quality, affordable healthcare for all families
Student loan debt forgiveness
Addressing homelessness

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* 6. D. COMMON GOOD

2. Improving Services

Workers like you provide critical services to San Francisco’s visitors and residents. What can SFMTA do to improve services. Check all that apply:

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* 7. E. ORGANIZE TO WIN A GOOD CONTRACT

A good contract is won by building power at the worksites. That’s done by making sure everyone is informed and united. How will you do your part in the fight for a fair contract? (Trainings will be provided where necessary)

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* 8. CONTACT INFORMATION

For your bargaining survey to be processed, fill in all the information below. If the question is not applicable or you do not have the information, write in "N/A" or "unknown."

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