School Bus Drivers
Hundreds rallied Friday morning, angry that private bus companies that employed them laid them off and replaced them with less experienced workers with lower wages.
Mayor Bill de Blasio justified Monday giving school bus employees raises through the parceling out of city grant money to school bus companies, noting the workers’ compensation had been cut by the Bloomberg administration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The wheels on New York City school buses could stop going round and round first thing in the New Year.