The sickout continued today with only 440 of the city’s 600 vehicles in operation to deliver its 700,000 passengers a day to their destinations. The math tells you two things – the buses will be packed and most likely late.
In her Muni reporting on Tuesday, Laura Wenus picked up a lot of anger toward Muni drivers, now earning $29.52 an hour and rejecting a $32-an-hour contract because of unhappiness with having to pick up some of their pension costs.
It’s worth noting that while drivers make much more than the city’s minimum wage of $10.74 an hour, $32 an hour would be enough to rent a one-bedroom apartment, but not a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, according to the National Low Income Housing Coaltion’s 2014 report.
San Francisco ranks in the report as the country’s most expensive city.
Correction after a reader pointed out that $32 an hour would be enough to rent a one-bedroom apartment.