Those of you not already put off of AC Transit by its massive service cuts and general unreliability will be saddened to learn that the harried transit agency is facing yet another hurdle—mass employee absences.

It seems that after their new contract took effect a week ago, hundreds of AC Transit workers have been mysteriously absent from work. Among the conditions of the new contract are salary freezes and a $10 co-pay for health insurance.

The agency is warning riders of delays caused by these absences.

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