UPDATED: WTF? Details, Please: TWU Told Cable Car Operators NOT To Participate in 48th Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest???
Aside from this tweet from KCBS News Radio, alerting us that apparently the TWU leadership told cable car operators to not participate in today's Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, a tradition that dates back almost 50 years.
I'm trying to find out more information aside from this tweet, but I'm coming up with nothing and I don't have time to take Muni down to Union Square. So any links would be appreciated.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore by the brain-dead antics of TWU's leadership, which not only make them look foolish, they are hurting their members with their poor ability to lead. At this rate, if Prop. G doesn't pass in a mega-super landslide and ONLY a landslide, I'll be surprised.
UPDATE: Here's Barbara Taylor's report, and what's interesting is that the people not participating said that the union bosses told them not to, but when asked, the union bosses claimed they had nothing to do with it.
One of these statements is true, one is not. How are we to find out which is which?
This ruined a nice, fun thing, that was free of politics and the usual craziness associated with Muni. And now the TWU leadership decided if they don't get to dictate terms to Muni's owners (you) and get everything they want at the expense of service, they're going to throw a tantrum. FAIL.