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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. [...]

School bus strike deemed legal by federal labor board
School bus strike deemed legal by federal labor board
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/01/2013 at 3:46PM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the school bus strike legal, contrary to previous statements by city officials. “I’m glad that they deemed it legal,” said Maria Gentile, a bus driver from Howard Beach. “This puts more pressure on the city to step up to the plate and get the kids back to school.” [...]

One family’s struggle in wake of bus drivers’ strike
One family’s struggle in wake of bus drivers’ strike
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/23/2013 at 9:17AM

Crystal Blount refuses to let her son be one of those left behind. One week after school bus drivers abandoned their routes, as panicked parents scrambled for solutions, the Far Rockaway mom bundled up her disabled son Nehemiah, trekking more than an hour from her south Queens home to her son’s school, United Cerebral Palsy [...]

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 [...]