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A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Parents, Students Glad To See School Bus Strike End

The school bus strike that has had thousands of parents scrambling to get their kids to school for the past month has come to an end.

02/16/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Union Following School Bus Crash: ‘Non-Union Drivers Are Not Safe’

Striking school bus drivers were blaming non-union drivers Wednesday for a school bus crash in Bushwick, Brooklyn that left 14 people injured – including 11 children.

02/13/2013

Idled school buses are viewed at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on Jan. 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Seeks To Toss Current Employee Protections For School Bus Drivers

Several school bus companies have filed a lawsuit against New York City Monday, seeking to have existing protections for drivers declared illegal as those drivers press on with a strike.

02/11/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Striking School Bus Drivers Protest, Call Mayor Bloomberg ‘Heartless’

Thousands of striking school bus drivers and their supporters held a protest Sunday, calling Mayor Michael Bloomberg “heartless” as the city prepares to open competitive bidding for new contracts.

02/10/2013

Larry Hanley and Michael Cordiello of the ATU Local 1181 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Union: City Rejects Latest Offer To End School Bus Strike

Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said the union had requested a “cooling off” period of up to three months if the city was willing suspend the opening of the special education bid and come to the table.

01/30/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

School Bus Companies Using Replacements As Strike Continues

Dozens of buses rolled out Tuesday on Staten Island amid jeers, boos and shouts of “scab” from striking school bus drivers and matrons.

01/29/2013

A worker with Atlantic Express closes the gate for school buses after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC School Bus Companies, Union Meet On Eighth Day Of Strike

The walkout began on Jan. 16, triggered by the city’s plan to put bus contracts out to bid to lower costs.

01/28/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Organizes Meeting Between School Bus Companies, Union Leaders

Bloomberg is hoping the two sides can come to an agreement to end the strike which entered its seventh day on Friday.

01/25/2013

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Strike Gets Ugly: Tires Slashed At Private School Bus Yard

With the New York City school bus strike now a week old, it’s starting to get ugly. In the dead of night, buses parked in depot had their tires slashed.

01/23/2013

Idled school buses are viewed at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on Jan. 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC School Bus Driver Strike Enters Fourth Day

The strike by city school bus drivers and matrons continues with no end in sight.

01/22/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Parents Scramble To Get Kids To Class On 2nd Day Of NYC School Bus Strike

Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said the drivers will strike until Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city agree to put a job security clause back into their contract.

01/17/2013

A worker with Atlantic Express closes the gate for school buses after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thousands Of NYC School Bus Drivers Go On Strike, Cause Headaches For Parents

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.

01/16/2013

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Union: NYC School Bus Drivers Will Strike On Wednesday Morning

“While we remain optimistic that we can reach an agreement, we are here today to announce that Local 1181 will strike effective Wednesday morning,” said union president Michael Cordiello. “It is action we must take.”

01/14/2013

New York City School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Yellow School Buses Run Monday In NYC, But Possible Strike Looms

Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union is furious over the details of a new plan by the city to put contracts with private bus companies up for bid.

01/07/2013

Children ride a school bus in NYC (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible NYC School Bus Strike Looms Monday, Would Impact 150,000 Students

The city says it’s amazing that it has to spend an average of $6,900 a year per pupil to get students to school. It costs less than half that, $3,124, in Los Angeles, the second largest school district.

01/04/2013

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