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New York - NYC School Bus Companies, Union To Meet Monday

Published on: January 25, 2013 01:30 PM
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A school bus driver stands in a picket line outside of a bus depot on the first day of a strike in Jamaica, New York, USA, 16 January 2013. The school bus drivers union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, are striking due to a dispute with the city over seniority-based job protection.  EPA/JUSTIN LANEA school bus driver stands in a picket line outside of a bus depot on the first day of a strike in Jamaica, New York, USA, 16 January 2013. The school bus drivers union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, are striking due to a dispute with the city over seniority-based job protection.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

New York - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says school bus companies and union leaders will meet Monday in an effort to resolve the strike.

A mediator will conduct the meeting at Gracie Mansion.

The strike by school bus drivers and aides entered its seventh day on Friday.

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The conflict is over the city’s need to rein in spiraling costs against the bus drivers’ goal of keeping their jobs.

The city contracts with private bus companies. It says the city must seek competitive bids to save money. Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union wants the new contracts to include job protections for current drivers.

Some buses have still been running because their drivers are not members of the union.


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 Jan 25, 2013 at 02:28 PM Election2013 Says:

Fire the union, nobody gets job protection on the public dime

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 Jan 25, 2013 at 02:35 PM scientist Says:

Just hire new drivers and fire all drivers who went on strike. Bring the national guard to drive untill the new drivers are trained.

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