UPDATE: Media outlets are reporting that the planned strike has been called off.
Original story 7:25 a.m.:Ticket taking on the Golden Gate ferry system has been one of the last manual labor jobs kept safe from automation. But that may change with proposed new ticket taking machines.
"These Ticket Agents have been loyal employees of the Bridge District for as long as 30 years, but now management is trying to throw them under the bus," said Marina Secchitano, a spokeswoman for the Inland Boatmen's Union. "Their families will face severe hardships without a reasonable severance package to help them transition to other employment in these tough times."