NYC School Bus Drivers and Matrons on Strike

January 16, 2013: Nearly 10,000 union school bus drivers and matrons are on strike across New York City to fight for critical safeguards that ensure children's safety and the rights of union workers.

Mayor Bloomberg forced the strike by putting out bids that do not include safeguards, called the Employer Protection Provisions, that guarantee that school bus drivers and matrons are hired based on their seniority in the industry. The provisions ensure that the most experienced drivers and matrons transport the city's children to school. 

Bloomberg claims he wants to cut costs to put the savings back into schools—this from the same billionaire mayor who has closed 140 schools and slashed public education.

The Employer Protection Provisions protect living wages for workers and child safety for every New York City student. You can't put a price on that.

TDU stands behind ATU and Teamster members in this important fight against corporate politicians who put austerity ahead of living wages and children's safety. 

Call Mayor Bloomberg at 1-888-833-7428 and tell him you support the strike and the Employee Protection Provisions.

Click here to sign a petition to Mayor Bloomberg.

 

 

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