Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181

Citywide school bus strike over
Citywide school bus strike over
News Alexa Altman 2/15/2013 at 9:00PM

The month-long citywide school bus strike has come to a screeching halt. Drivers and matrons are expected to be back at their posts on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, city officials and members of Local 1181 met on Thursday to bring an end to the strike which left more than [...]

Drivers expected to end school bus strike tonight
Drivers expected to end school bus strike tonight
News Denise Romano 2/15/2013 at 3:47PM

UPDATE (8 p.m.): Mayor Bloomberg, city officials and union members have announced that the school bus strike is over. According to several local politicians, including State Senator Marty Golden and City Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who posted the news on Facebook, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 is expected to officially end the school bus strike at 7 p.m. [...]

Bus companies bid for routes as drivers continue to strike
Bus companies bid for routes as drivers continue to strike
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/13/2013 at 10:59AM

The first major bid for bus routes in more than 33 years garnered 67 requests from bus companies, clamoring for over 1,100 routes, according to the Department of Education (DOE). Bidding for the contracts ended on Monday, February 11, almost a month into the citywide bus strike. The bids are worth approximately $1 billion over [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 8:10AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 30. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jewish Love Songs: from the Shtetl to Second Avenue The Capitol Heights Lyric Opera presents, Jewish Love Songs: [...]

Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 9:14AM

Maria Gentile has driven a school bus for more than 34 years. She knows the name of every student she carries along her route, through Bayside, Douglaston and Oakland Gardens. She’s witnessed the first and last days of school for countless families. When she drops a child off at home, she doesn’t drive away until [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 7:33AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with snow, then ice pellets and snow in the afternoon. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% . Monday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at [...]

BREAKING NEWS: School bus strike officially announced, will begin Wednesday
BREAKING NEWS: School bus strike officially announced, will begin Wednesday
News Alexa Altman 1/14/2013 at 4:54PM

UPDATE: Local 1181 representatives announced a strike will begin among school bus drivers on Wednesday, January 16. A walkout could still be averted if a deal is reached before that time. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and School’s Chancellor Dennis Walcott issued a statement regarding the impending school bus strike at a press conference on Monday. “Should [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 7:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Japanese Classical Dance for Kids at Resobox This workshop for kids ages 8-11 at Resobox in Long Island City teaches the [...]