Cable car riders stranded while transit workers watch 49ers game

San Francisco municipal transit workers are among the highest city transit workers in the country. They’ve got gold-plated pensions and an $800 million operating budget. The average operator earns at least $101,000 in yearly salary and benefits. So what were SFMTA workers busy doing while on the taxpayer dime this Sunday evening? Watching an NFL game and leaving cable car passengers in the lurch for more than hour! One rider tweeted photos of the government employees gathered around the TV set:

Sheesh. Given that the city’s entire cable car system was down on Friday, you’d think these guys would be more attentive to providing attentive customer service.

Well, at least we know where SFMTA’s priorities are:


  • Danny Wheeler

    Transit workers also have their priorities “evolved”.

  • Ranadicus

    Glad to see my Dolphins made the game interesting at least

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    The ProgressiveZombies slobber over unions.
    Any those people who were stuck there, if:
    • they voted in favor of union things or—
    • voted for Union Chief Dingleberry—
    And had the “audacity of stupidity” to complain, they need “The Treatment the Donkey Got to get His Attention” practiced daily until their brain cells evolve up from chimp to human level.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’m sure they’ll claim they collectively bargained for this right, that it’s in their contract, and no heads will roll anywhere for this. And for those waiting who voted for liberals and support unions, tough cookies. Maybe someday you’ll get tired of waiting and wake up and figure out what’s goin’ on. Or not.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Of the people on those cable cars, those transit workers are almost certainly in the top ‘one percent’. Where’s the Democrat outrage about them?

  • Mike Rogers

    The sure fire way to get them to move would be for a rider to get in the cab and drive. They hate being shown that we don’t need them.

    • Let’em Crash

      At minimum let your kid ring the bell to their hearts content.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Look for the Union label!”

  • TocksNedlog

    “Look for the Union label!”