SFMTA workers struggle to meet basic needs

A woman gets off the #28 MUNI bus on 19th Ave and Lawton Street on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

“We’re on the board for 10 hours, but we’re being paid for eight hours,” the operator said. “You do the math, it comes to 12-14 dollars an hour.”Lum said this means “they’re barely making minimum wage. ”Some drivers are picking up second jobs, operators told the Examiner – one new driver told us he works three jobs. A San Francisco native, he now lives in the outer Bay Area to afford housing for his family. Another operator has three children, and told the Examiner a similar story of working two jobs. “I love the bus, I love driving it. I was born and raised here, it’s my city,” he said. But he isn’t sure how long he can drive while exhausted from overwork.

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