School Bus Strike
Bus drivers and matrons represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 suspended their strike on Friday of last week. On Wednesday morning, nearly 150,000 affected students will have service back.
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.
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.
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.
This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
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.
Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson tweeted early Sunday morning that, “The union representing NYC school bus drivers will likely strike this week. Parents who rely on a bus should begin making alternate plans.”
ens of thousands of children were preparing Sunday night for the threat of a New York City school bus drivers’ strike.
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.
The wheels on New York City school buses could stop going round and round first thing in the New Year.
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