Muni's Monday Malaise has stretched into Tuesday.
So, how many sick calls does it take to pull off a sickout -- and cripple a major city's mass-transit system? Glad you asked. Below is a chart revealing the driver sick calls, in total and by Muni division, for the five Mondays leading up to June 2. Keep in mind that May 26 was Memorial Day and Muni ran an abridged, Sunday schedule:
Now take a gander below at the Monday, June 2 sick-a-thon:
So, there you have it: A "sickout" requires three to seven times as many drivers to call in sick as on a normal, garden-variety Monday. Perusing the divisions, it seems the Monday Malaise was particularly acute among cable car operators and Presidio-based drivers. Alert the folks in toxicology.
Here's to our civic health being restored -- equitably and rapidly.