Crew shortages and sick calls brought much of the Washington State Ferries (WSF) system to a halt Friday. About 170 ferry crossings were canceled system-wide, an unprecedented number, and it comes after days of disruptions for ferry riders.
Ferry workers who oppose Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate are apparently making their voices heard. State employees are required to be vaccinated by Oct. 18 or risk losing their jobs.