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Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181

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Ripple Effects from School Bus Strike May Affect Start of School

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

When school resumes next week there will be several hundred fewer school bus routes, according to sources representing the largest 20 school bus companies. This comes after a court injunction ordered companies to restore pay cuts enacted after a month-long strike by drivers and matrons.

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School Bus Workers Facing Major Pay Cut

Thursday, March 21, 2013

School bus companies said they would cut the pay of bus workers by 7.5 percent and scale back benefits.

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Disappointed School Bus Workers Return to Routes

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bus workers who were a part of the Local 1181 union filled the school buses with gas and got them back on the road Wednesday after their union suspended a bus strike that, to many of them, bore no results or real guarantee of the job protection they sought.

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What Did the Democrats Really Promise the Bus Workers Union?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Part of the reason school bus service in New York City will be restored Wednesday is the support offered the union by the five main Democrats running for mayor. What exactly did they promise? Not much, it seems.

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Strike Ended, Walcott Promises Better and Cheaper Bus Service

Monday, February 18, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told parents and students to expect a few hiccups as school bus service resumes Wednesday morning.

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Union Suspends School Bus Strike

Friday, February 15, 2013

The month-long school bus strike that affected tens of thousands of New York City children ended Friday, after union leaders were assured by prospective mayoral candidates that their concerns would be heard after this year's election.

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School Bus Workers Face Cold Reality of Strike

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Heading into its second month, the strike by Local 1181 school bus workers has left many long-time drivers and matrons in financial straits, and without the work they love. Still, loyal union members have been showing up at the picket lines and rallies, fighting for job protections they believe they deserve.

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NLRB Rules in Favor of School Bus Strikers

Friday, February 01, 2013

The labor relations board ruled that the strike by the school bus workers' union was lawful which means, for now, the strike continues. Families affected by the idled buses are planning to rally outside City Hall this weekend, urging the city to resolve the dispute.

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City Council Urges Mayor to End School Bus Strike

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Elected officials called for an end to the school bus strike while negotiators work to resolve the dispute. City Hall said no. Meanwhile, attendance among District 75 students dropped again, to about 70 percent, compared to a citywide rate of 89 percent.

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School Bus Workers Union Seeks to End Strike

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

As the school bus strike goes into its third week, the union is calling on Mayor Bloomberg to agree to a "cooling off" period so drivers and escorts can go back to work while all sides meet to look for savings.

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Re-Trained School Bus Drivers Serving as Matrons

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Striking school bus drivers jeered at buses leaving a depot because they had drivers serving in the role of attendants, a new strategy of the bus companies to get more buses back on their routes as the strike drags into its third week.

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Mayor Warns of Potential School Bus Strike

Friday, November 18, 2011

The bus drivers' union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, has told the city it will order a strike if the city does not include provisions in the bid guaranteeing seniority-based job protections for their members in case the companies that employ them are not awarded new city contracts. The mayor called the threat "outrageous."

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