Eric Jaye: Muni Drivers Union Never Hired, Paid Me

Bulldog Political consultant Eric Jaye has, in a manner of speaking been thrown under the bus. He confirms he's no longer working for the much-maligned Transit Workers Union. But, he adds, he wasn't fired. In fact, he was never really hired, and certainly never got paid.

“The whole story is, [TWU President Irwin Lum] said 'I want to hire you guys' at two or three meetings, we said we're ready to go, and then he came back and said the [union's] board doesn't want to do it,” said Jaye, who added that the union's crushing response to the “March Against Muni” was not choreographed by him. “So, we never really started working with them. Add dysfunctional unions to the list of problems of working in San Francisco.”

Our calls to Lum were not returned. Jaye, the former longtime campaign consultant for Gavin Newsom, accused his former boss of making political hay at the expense of union drivers — even though he's not earning a dime to say so.

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