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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 25 with a windchill as low as 1F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Wednesday night: Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 5. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%

Board reviews legality of school bus strike

Now into its fifth day, the strike by more than 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons is under review by the National Labor Relations Board. Read more: Fox New York

Long Island Rail Road employees face bust in big copper caper

More than a dozen Long Island Railroad workers will be slapped with criminal charges after a probe into the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of copper from the MTA, the Daily News has learned. Read more: New York Daily News

Bitter temperatures keep tri-state area in deep freeze

Bitter Arctic air is keeping temperatures well below freezing across the Tri-State area. Read more: CBS New York

Bystander shot in Empire State gun battle sues cops

A North Carolina college student injured during the wild police shootout with a gunman at the Empire State Building last August is suing the city — saying NYPD officers created a “dangerous and deadly confrontation” that resulted in nine wounded bystanders. Read more: New York Post

Hillary Clinton to face Congress on Benghazi assault

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Read more: ABC New York

Man charged in shooting on Texas college campus

A 22-year-old man has been charged in a shooting on a community college campus in Texas that left three people wounded, one critically, authorities said. Read more: Reuters

 

 

School bus strike may end this week


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The school bus driver walkout that began Wednesday may be over as soon as early this week.

According to the New York Daily News, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is expected to rule on a formal complaint from the private bus companies that provide the yellow bus service.

Those bus companies are claiming that the strike is illegal and that they are being financially punished because of it.

If the NRLB rules on the side of the bus companies, then drivers could be back to work as early as Tuesday.

On January 16, drivers from Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union walked off the job, affecting 152,000 students, including 54,000 with disabilities.

In an effort to cut costs,  the city wants to put contracts out to bid for 1,100 routes for the first time in 33 years. The union is objecting to the lack of  job guarantees in the contract bid specifications and safety issues that could arise if current drivers are replaced with less experienced ones.

The city’s last school bus strike, in 1979, lasted 14 weeks.

 

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