Cooling Off of Bus Strike Needed

February 12, 2013
John Catsimatidis, Mayoral Candidate

There needs to be a cooling off period of the school bus strike and restoration of services. New York City: Regarding the school bus strike I have to stop and say, 'who is getting hurt here while this goes on?' The obvious answer is the children, the special education children, who cannot get to their schools.

Striking School Bus Drivers and Matrons Fighting for Their Rights!

February 12, 2013
By Barbara Kestenbaum

As many New Yorkers know, on January 16, Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) called a strike of over 8,800 school bus drivers and matrons. The union is fighting to safeguard one of the most important elements in today’s uncertain economy: their members’ jobs.

Striking ATU Marches On City Hall; Demands Mayor Back-Off On EPP

February 11, 2013
Marc Bussanich

More than 1,300 bus drivers and matrons of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to rally near City Hall to demand that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott cancel the bids for new school bus contracts in order to end the four-week old strike. Read More and Watch Video

Walcott: Union Responsible for Ending School Bus Strike

February 9, 2013
Marc Bussanich 

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott appeared before a joint committee hearing and told the committee members that the end to the school bus strike is simple: The drivers of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union should come back to work. Read More and Watch Video

Mayor Must Negotiate to End School Bus Strike

February 7, 2013
Helen Rosenthal

“I'm proud to stand with the workers of Amalgamated Transit Union1181 in support of safer transportation for all kids in our public schools.  The Mayor’s refusal to negotiate in good faith with the union and his ongoing efforts to strip quality, experienced bus drivers of their job protections does not serve our city, our schools or our children fairly.  Every parent knows the silent fear we feel the first time we let our kids leave our sides to go to school. 

Loss for Bloomberg, School Bus Strike Ruled Legal

February 4, 2013
Marc Bussanich and Joe Maniscalco

The National Labor Relations Board's Office of General Counsel recently ruled that the strike called by school bus drivers of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union does not violate the National Labor Relations Act. Read more and watch video

Additional information