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Canceled ferry crossings investigated

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SEATTLE -- Fifteen ferry crossings have been canceled in the past three weeks because of staffing issues. That follows 37 cancellations during the busy summer season, compared to only four sailings canceled in the summer of last year.
A ferry system official, Deputy Chief George Capacci, told KING-TV they're talking to labor unions to see if disgruntled employees are conducting a work slowdown to pressure management to give back wages and positions lost over the past year.
Inland Boatman's Union leader Dennis Conklin told KING there is no work slowdown and the problem is mismanagement.
He said if one crew member is absent, a ferry doesn't sail.
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