Muni “Sickout” Continues, Crippling Service

Despite widespread rider outrage and a warning from management, a large number of Muni operators called in sick again today in protest against a contract offer they rejected in a vote last Friday. Under city law, the contract matter now enters binding arbitration, but the unhappy operators aren’t waiting for that to show their displeasure. Muni management last night sent a memo to operators telling them they would not be paid for their alleged “sick days” without a valid doctor’s note.

Again today, there is no cable car service and F-line service is skeletal, with about one-third the normal number of cars on the line this morning. You can check current service levels on our live F-line map, provided by NextMuni (the best source to check all the lines).

UPDATE: 3:00 PM — The F-line is ONLY running from the Wharf to the Ferry along The Embarcadero, because of the sickout by operators. Those needing to get between Castro and the Ferry are advised to use the Muni Metro subway.