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Saturday, January 12, 2013

This Could Throw A Monkey Wrench Into The Joint UFT/DOE Evaluation Press Conference

NY 1 reported the story first, that the union representing school bus drivers may announce a strike for Wednesday.

The Post has the story now too:

A school bus strike that threatens to strand 150,000 children is likely to begin on Wednesday and could be announced as early as tomorrow, sources told The Post.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 has already printed strike posters, assigned members to future picket lines at bus yards across the city, and distributed a list of “do’s and don’ts” for conduct during a strike, sources said.

Members will not have to take any additional action this week to initiate a strike because a May vote pre-authorized it.

The city has been anticipating the strike, and has announced contingency plans that include handing out MetroCards to students and parents. Where public transit is not available, private drivers and taxi or car service would be reimbursed. All field trips will be cancelled, but after-school programs would remain open.

Some predict chaos will ensue outside schools as many parents idle and jockey for parking during arrival and dismissal times.

“We are still taking the threat of a strike seriously and communicating our contingency plans to families,” so that they are prepared in the event of a strike,” Department of Education spokeswoman Erin Hughes said. 

Potential bus strike Wednesday, evaluation deadline Thursday - going to be a helluva week.

1 comment:

  1. Good on the lousy ass crap school system- they get what their cheap asses deserve! Srry 4 the kids, though.