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Transport Workers' Union (TWU), Local 250-A (9132 Transit Fare Inspectors), 2022 MOU Update Summaries

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

See Sunshining of 2022 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for a full listing of items being sunshined along with the relevant dates.

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Executive Summary

SFMTA Bargaining 2022 - Executive Summary of Tentative Agreements
Transport Workers' Union (TWU), Local 250-A (9132 Transit Fare Inspectors)




July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024


First Year: 
5.25%, effective July 1, 2022 
Second Year:
2.5%, effective July 1, 2023, except if the March 2023 Joint Report prepared by the Controller, the Mayor’s Budget Director, and the Board of Supervisors’ Budget Analyst projects a budget deficit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 that exceeds $300 million, then the base wage adjustment will be delayed, to be effective January 6, 2024.
2.25%, effective January 1, 2024, except if the March 2023 Joint Report projects a budget deficit for FY2024 that exceeds $300 million, then the base wage adjustment will be delayed, to be effective close of business June 30, 2024.

Field Training Officer Pay

Adds new Field Training Officer premium of $35 per day. 

Lead Person Pay 

Changes lead pay premium from 5.5% of base hourly rate to a flat rate of $25.00 per day.

Swing Shift Differential 

Shift differential to begin at 3 pm instead of 5 pm to reflect changed hours of service.


Recognizes Juneteenth (June 19); changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Italian-American Heritage Day.

Tuition Reimbursement 

Increases annual allocation from $2500 to $7500. Deletes obsolete language regarding previous funds carried over. Eliminates quarterly reporting requirement to Union. Defines permissible uses of funds and sets a cap of $750 per person per fiscal year.

Lunch/Break Room 

Adds requirement that SFMTA provide breakrooms during special events near the worksite, and a daily $10 lunch allowance for employees who work six (6) hours or more. 

Management Rights 

Expands management rights language to be consistent with other MOUs.

Discipline Process 

Prohibits consideration of discipline more than two years old in determining level of discipline for subsequent offenses.

 Election of Remedies

Removes requirement that employees elect either grievance or internal EEO process for complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, or denial of legally protected leave.

Assignment of Work 

Updates quarterly bid eligibility requirements and procedures. Changes Field Training Officer sign up to occur quarterly and clarifies that lead assignments other than FTO continue to be made at SFMTA’s discretion. Adds provision for bidding for new swing shift slots created in connection with new hires. 

Work Schedules During Training 

Adds new language allowing SFMTA to modify employees’ normal work schedule for training with 2-weeks’ advance notice.

Payroll Procedures 

Revises language to reflect current procedure. 

Overtime Compensation and Compensatory Time  

Updates language regarding usage of rotating list for scheduled overtime according to seniority and their regular day off. Increases consequences for “no show” in limiting ability to sign up for voluntary overtime shifts.  

Workers’ Compensation (Employee Injured By Battery)

Adds new language for informational purposes only regarding employees injured by battery and describes how sick leave pay will be applied.

Costing Analysis

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
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Local 250A 9132 - Budget Impact Analysis

Bargaining 2022
Tentative Agreement (Total Cumulative Cost; SFMTA Only)
Last Updated on 04/22/22

Local 250A  9132 - Additional Cost (Savings)

Subject Proposed Change FY 2023 FY 2024
Wages (Base) Following the city's wage increase pattern, represented employees will receive base wage increases based on the following schedule:

Year 1
July 1, 2022 - 5.25%
Year 2
July 1, 2023 - 2.5%
January 6, 2024 - 2.25%

If the citywide budget deficit projection exceeds $300M in Year 2, each affected base wage increase will be delayed 6 months.

$243,780 $422,316
Field Training Officer Employees designated by their supervisor as Field Training Officers shall be entitled to a premium in the amount of thirty-five dollars (previously $25) per day when required to perform Field Training Officer duties. $13,372 $12,971
Lead Person Pay Employees designated by their supervisor as lead person shall be entitled to an additional flat rate of twenty-five dollars (previously 5.5% base hourly rate) when required to take the lead on any job what at least two other persons are assigned.
$2,998 $2,637
Lunch Pay In recognition of the difficulty in storing or transporting food while working, SFMTA will provide a daily lunch allowance in the amount of ten dollars for employees who work at least six hours. $140,976 $136,748
Total ($) Total dollars of above changes $401,126 $574,672
Total (%) Total percent of above changes 8.64% 12.38%