NYC school bus driver strike enters fourth day

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The New York City school bus strike has entered its fourth day.

Bus drivers braved the cold temperatures to picket here in New York while the National Labor Relations Board is meeting in Washington, D.C. to decide whether or not the strike is legal.

A decision is not expected until sometime next week, so parents will have to keep making different arrangements to get their kids to school for possibly two more weeks.

The city’s last bus strike in 1979 lasted 14 weeks. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this one will not last until June.

6 comments

  • Erica Feliciano

    I hope and pray that The Lord will change the minds of those who are not willing to help these workers get what they want . May The Lord bless everyone and remember that is not about who has the fault is about our chrildren who needs the ride back to school and safe home ! Please remember that children are the key for our heart and soul do it for them? God Bless Us All

    • diaz

      God bless you!! After all what I read about the strike you the only one to speak right and kind and the true!!Thank you!I pray that the Lord will help us all because we really need the yellow bus to come back but I do understand the worker but I have a little baby to bring out in the cold 2 times a day because I have to drive my other child to school!!!Hope it will end soon!

  • marie

    while I support the drivers right to collective bargaining, if the terms they want are truly not legal (due to previous court decisions) then this needs to go to binding arbitration. the longer this goes on, the less sympathetic I feel toward their cause.

  • MIZZ DEE

    RIDICULOUS, I AM A PARENT OF TWO YELLOW BUS STUDENTS, I FEEL AS IF THESE WORKERS ARE INCONVIENICING US PARENTS TO HELP THEM GET WHAT THEY WANT. AND I WOULD NOT HELP THEM NOW, EVEN LESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY WENT ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY. HURT THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR THEIR WANTS. DO YOUR JOB, NOBODY HAS JOB SECURITY, ITS A BUSINESS YOU NEED TO GO TO YOUR BOSSES AND ASK THEM TO STOP OVER CHARGING NYC BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE MAYOR WOULD NOT HAVE TO GO AND TRY TO GET A BETTER PRICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE KIDS. BUS DRIVERS ARE BUSY TWO HOURS IN THE MORNING AND TWO HOURS IN THE AFTERNOON AND STILL GET PAID 8 HOURS PLUS OVERTIME. I WISH I HAD THAT TYPE OF JOB BUT US PARENTS DON'T AND JOB SECURITY, YOU JUST SCREWED OUR JOBS BECAUSE NOW PARENTS HAVE TO GO AND TAKE KIDS TO SCHOOL AND PICK THEM UP AND WE AREN'T STRIKING TO GET SECURITY.

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