Regular bus schedules resumed on all 7,700 routes Wednesday morning. Around 5,000 of those routes and 152,000 students were affected by the strike.
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.
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.
Dozens of buses rolled out Tuesday on Staten Island amid jeers, boos and shouts of “scab” from striking school bus drivers and matrons.
The walkout began on Jan. 16, triggered by the city’s plan to put bus contracts out to bid to lower costs.
Bloomberg is hoping the two sides can come to an agreement to end the strike which entered its seventh day on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
ens of thousands of children were preparing Sunday night for the threat of a New York City school bus drivers’ strike.