SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 (UPI) -- Trolleys, buses and San Francisco's famous cable cars were running normally Thursday after a three-day sickout by transit workers.
The job action became less effective as it went on. On Monday, service was about 40 percent of normal, Paul Rose, a spokesman for the Municipal Transportation Agency, said. By Tuesday, that was up to 70 percent and to near normal by Wednesday.
Cable cars, beloved by visitors to the city, were halted completely.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed charges Wednesday against Local 250-A of the Transport Workers Union with the California Public Employment Relations Board. He accused the union leadership of secretly encouraging members to reject a proposed contract and then encouraging the illegal job action.
Many city residents said getting to work was tough.
"I'm always late," Christine Tuca, 21, told the San Francisco Chronicle while waiting for a bus on Market Street. "I'm getting tired of it."
The transit agency also threatened to seek financial damages from the union for the cost of the job action.