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6/5/2014



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San Francisco Muni service returns to regular schedule following operator 'sickout'


All San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) service, including cable cars, returned to their regular routes this morning following a labor "sickout" demonstration conducted earlier this week, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) officials announced today.

Muni service availability has steadily improved over the past few days, and was expected to reach 90 percent of this morning's service based on pre-service data, SFMTA officials said in a press release. Muni operated at 54 percent, 61 percent and 80 percent of total service on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Muni service was disrupted this week by an operator shortage caused by an employee sickout associated with contract negotiations between SFMTA and the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A. The agency and union have been negotiating a new two-year contract; the current contract expires June 30.



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