NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The union representing New York City school bus drivers announced Monday that its members will go on strike, effective Wednesday morning.
The strike by Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union will disrupt transportation for about 152,000 students.READ MORE: Police: Burglars Smashing Into Pharmacies In Brooklyn And Queens, Stealing Cash, Prescription Pills
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, union bosses filed grim-faced into a Midtown news conference Monday afternoon, having just made the decision to go all the way. The school bus drivers’ strike will be the first since 1979.
“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. “This is not a decision that we have arrived at lightly, but an action we must take.”
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