NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a day of headaches for the parents of thousands of New York City school children as bus drivers commenced their strike brought on by a dispute over job protections provisions.
The picket lines were packed early Wednesday morning at the start of the strike that had been promised for weeks. The entire situation caused students to get stuck in the middle — a 45 minute commute for some turned into 3 hours.READ MORE: COVID Impact: Jersey City Schools In-Person Learning Back On, But Some Parents Have Concerns About Phased-In Approach
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Union officials from Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said bus drivers will stay on strike until the city agrees to put the aforementioned job protection clause back into their contract.