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Why Muni workers are feeling sick

48hills, 6/5/2014

“We are sick,” Dave Reardon, a 67-year-old Muni operator told me last night. “We are sick of disenfranchisement, discrimination, deceit, and disrespect.”

Reardon is one of the hundreds of Muni operators who stayed home from work in a wildcat “sickout” action that has crippled the city’s transit system. He’s also retiring on Friday, which makes it easier for him to speak openly about participating in a potentially illegal action.