New York Bus Drivers Go On Strike
More than 100,000 children and their parents must find new ways to class.
Nearly three months after Chicago teachers end their strike, New York bus drivers begin their first strike in nearly three decades. While the Bloomberg administration argues that a recent court ruling prohibits the city from offering job protection guarantees, the Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union contends that the court ruling is not that clear. Mayor Bloomberg said the city will not seek an injunction to force drivers back to work but has affirmed that the city is seeking new bids from bus companies that offer contracts without the traditional job protection.
There are reportedly 8,800 drivers and matrons on strike, leaving more than 100,000 students without transportation—including 54,000 special-needs children. (New York Times)