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Friday, 18 November 2011

School Bus Union warns of Immediate Strike

Wasif Chudhary

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott sends letter to parents with back-up plan.
More than 152,000 city students may soon be without a ride to class as the school bus drivers union warned of an imminent strike.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, which represents about 75 % of the city's school bus drivers, is threatening to walk off the job immediately if the city does not agree to its terms for a new contract.

Union president Michael Cordiello said that the strike could happen any time.

"In a time when the economy is failing and people need to be in work, this is all about protecting jobs," said Cordiello, who added that there has not been a system-wide bus strike in the city since 1979.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/school-bus-union-warns-strike-leaving-city-students-rides-article-1.979743#ixzz1e59euQ3f

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