San Francisco Municipal Rail Workers Hold ‘Sickout’ Over Contract, Pension Contributions
On Monday, about two-thirds of the San Francisco municipal rail workers called in "sick" to protest a new contract that calls for them to pick up a 7.5% pension payment currently paid by their employer. The "sickout" caused major delays for commuters and forced 400 of the 600 transportation vehicles normally in service to be grounded. MTA spokesperson Paul Rose said officials were working to prevent a second such event.
- "Muni Sickout Causing Delays Across City" (Cabanatuan/Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/2).
- "Sickout by S.F. Transit Workers Causes 'Major' Headaches for Commuters" (Serna, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 6/2).