The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 ended its walkout on Friday evening after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns about job protection would be heard after this year’s election. They went on strike Jan. 16.
The strike ended Friday evening and classes will resume Wednesday following an abbreviated mid-winter break.
Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello said in no way is the suspension of the strike a sign of his side giving up its fight.
About six months ago, the city rolled out a program to help people in wheelchairs link up with one of just a few hundred accessible taxis out there.
Lawyers for the board issued a memorandum rejecting a complaint brought by a group of 20 private bus companies who argued the strike was illegal.
The strike by city school bus drivers and matrons continues with no end in sight.
It was a frustrating day for parents and students across New York City as the school bus drivers strike forced thousands to find a new way to school.
More than 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons went on strike in New York City Wednesday, leaving nearly 152,000 public school students having to find other ways to get to class.
New York City school bus drivers were just hours from walking off the job Tuesday night, and thousands of parents were scrambling to find alternate transportation.