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Golden Gate Ferries To Have Full Service, Extra Boats After 1-Day Union Strike

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LARKSPUR (KCBS) — Sunday’s 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge will have extra ferry service to bring celebrants back and forth across the Bay after a one-day workers’ strike shut down the system on Saturday.

Marina Secchitano with the Inlandboatman’s Union said her people need better salaries with added duties and oppose the loss of crew quarters on board. She explained the conditions the deckhands experience.

“Particularly on the Sausalito run, you’re on your feet [on the] steel decks 11 hours. You want a place to go get off your feet,” she explained.

Other deckhands with the union have complained about sanitation problems on some ferries and that surveillance cameras on the boat were being used to spy on the crew.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

Golden Gate Bridge District official Mary Currie said the spying allegations are simply not true, but Saturday’s day-long walkout did get her attention and that of other officials as well.

“We were able to resolve matters to be able to provide service on Sunday. We’re offering a lot of additional Larkspur service,” she said.

According to Currie service will be running about every half hour starting at 3 p.m.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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