Marin-based commuters and fans planning to travel to tomorrow's Giants game via the scenic Golden Gate Ferry need to make other plans: The boats have struck out.
Fresh from pretending not to watch the loathed Dodgers celebrate their clinching of the NL West crown, our own San Francisco Giants have limped home to begin the final homestand of the 2014 baseball season which begins tonight, against the San Diego Padres. But, as part of an ongoing labor dispute at the Golden Gate Transportation District — which includes workers on the boats and the bridge, tolls for which pay for the boats — the unionized ferry captains are taking tomorrow off, KRON 4 reported.
This means no boats to or from AT&T Park, and no commuter boats from Sausalito and Larkspur to and from the Ferry Building. The similarly-named SF Bay Ferry, which takes commuters to and from the East Bay, is unaffected and will be sailing the Bay seas as normal tomorrow.
So far, Golden Gate Bridge workers are taking the soft approach and avoiding traffic armageddon a la BART. The one-day strike follows another one-day strike called on Sept. 16, when the district's machinists traded in tools for signs on the picket line. This will be by far their most-visible work stoppage, though there's no guarantee that anyone will have the faintest clue what their grievances are.
Golden Gate ferry captains announce one-day strike tomorrow, accuse district of not bargaining in good faith. pic.twitter.com/WaLJZMOMMD— Bryan Goebel (@velobry) September 25, 2014
About 10,400 people take ferries on game days, the Chronicle reported. Hydromaniac Giants fans can take solace in knowing that the kayaks in McCovey Cove are still available.