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Transportation Nation

Talks Continue Between AC Transit, Union After Governor Brown Stops Strike with Cooling-Off Period

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Following a recent one-two strike punch from BART workers, a labor dispute is also roiling AC Transit bus workers. But unlike train employees, the sticking point for bus workers involves healthcare, not wages. Now, bus workers and management have two months to reach a resolution.

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Schoolbook

Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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Schoolbook

School Bus Issues Dog Special Ed Community

Friday, April 26, 2013

Parents of students with special needs are still feeling burned by this year's bus strike, and by everyday issues related to school bus service. They got a chance Thursday night to raise questions on bus service and the rollout of special education reform to the schools chancellor.

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WNYC News

NYC School Bus Strike Ends After a Month

Friday, February 15, 2013

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

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Schoolbook

Yellow Bus Bids Include Dozens of New Companies

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has argued that removing employee protections from school bus contracts will save money. On Tuesday, the education department got its first look at the evidence when it opened bids from 67 companies, almost half of which are new to the city and don't have union workers.

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Schoolbook

School Bus Companies Sue City

Monday, February 11, 2013

The school bus dispute is heading to court. Three of the bus companies are seeking to immediately do away with the union's employee protections in all bus contracts, not just the batch currently open for bids.

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Schoolbook

Ongoing School Bus Strike Frustrates Special Education Families

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Despite the city's efforts to help families of disabled students during the school bus strike, some parents say the process is complicated and they are struggling with the disruption.

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Schoolbook

Labor Board Still Investigating Bus Complaints

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The regional head of the National Labor Relations Board said he expects to issue a ruling on the bus companies' request to stop the strike this week, or next week at the latest.

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Schoolbook

Why City School Busing is So Expensive

Friday, January 18, 2013

The war between City Hall and union representing school bus workers has been a long time coming. For decades, the industry has been tarnished by scandals and by concerns about runaway costs.

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Schoolbook

Student Navigates Alternate Routes to School

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

With thousands of school bus drivers on strike, families are making patchwork arrangements to get their children to and from school. SchoolBook tagged along with one mother and son who had to change up their routine.

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Schoolbook

Mayoral Candidates Walk Fine Line on Bus Strike

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The bus strike presents a challenge in a mayoral election year. Democrats, who are closely aligned with labor, can't afford to look unsympathetic to families whose children are stranded by the strike. Here's a round-up of what the presumed and declared Democratic and Republican candidates are saying.

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Schoolbook

As Bus Strike Begins, City and Union Hold Firm

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

About half of the city's 7,700 yellow bus routes were not operating on this wet Wednesday morning, as bus drivers and escorts took to the picket lines. The union called on City Hall to ensure job security for its members but the mayor said the issue is not open for negotiation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

School Bus Strike Update

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Many New York City school bus routes were shuttered today as drivers went on strike. Schoolbook reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan update the latest. Then, Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, discusses how the city should approach negotiations with the union and the bus companies.

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Schoolbook

Families Face Commuting Nightmare During Bus Strike

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Although many parents support the drivers' concerns about job security, a yellow bus strike will throw finely honed schedules into chaos.

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Schoolbook

City Prepares Families for Bus Strike

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Education officials are spreading the word via the media and old-fashioned letters in the backpack to inform families of the city's protocol for an expected school bus strike. Even with the information blast, there are many open questions about which routes will be affected and how long the strike may last.

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Schoolbook

Union Plans School Bus Strike Wednesday Morning

Monday, January 14, 2013

More than 150,000 students face major disruptions to their school commute this week as the union representing many school bus drivers called a strike starting Wednesday morning. The union wants to protect the jobs of experienced bus drivers and matrons when the city seeks new bids on expiring bus contracts.

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Schoolbook

Walcott Says Families Should Stay Alert for Possible Bus Strike

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Momentum behind a school bus strike picked up Sunday, as education officials blasted the drivers' union for "irresponsible" behavior.

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Schoolbook

What Parents Need to Know About Possible School Bus Strike

Monday, January 07, 2013

Public school parents are worrying a yellow bus strike could occur at any time. We can't predict the future but we do have answers to some commonly asked questions, including why this is even an issue.

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