Schools and parents in dozens of Long Island school districts are being warned that bus drivers could strike beginning Wednesday. Baumann & Sons School Bus Drivers On Long Island Might Strike – CBS New York

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Schools and parents in dozens of Long Island school districts are being warned that bus drivers could strike beginning Wednesday.

About 1,200 drivers and Ronkonkoma-based Baumann & Sons, one of Long Island’s largest school bus operators, are locked in a dispute over wages, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

Drivers currently earn $11 to $13. One driver, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that is not a livable wage.

“First of all, we don’t really work full-time,” he said. “Most of us work less than 30 hours a week. It’s a lot of responsibility.”

Negotiations are ongoing, but the driver said he thinks “most likely there will probably be a strike.”

“The company doesn’t want to seem to want to give in on anything,” he said.

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