.AC Transit Drivers’ Sickout Continues

For the second day in a row, AC Transit suffered an almost 20 percent loss of its workforce on Tuesday, forcing delays in service as drivers and directors remain locked in a labor dispute. Yesterday, about 209 drivers — or approximately 18 percent of the transit agency’s 1,750 unionized employees — failed to show up for work, presumably in protest of the transit agency’s new contract, which was imposed by management in a cost-cutting move. Today saw roughly the same number of no-shows, according to Sam Singer, an AC Transit spokesman. As a result, bus service has been delayed and spotty, though Singer emphasized that buses are still running.

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