Posts From November, 2011

Relax about strike but not about safety 

Thursday, November 24, 2011 9:36:00 PM
PIST was an invited guest at the monthly membership meeting of school bus drivers’, escorts’, and mechanics’ Local 1181 ATU on November 22. This was clearly NOT a meeting to hold a strike vote. The president went over the union’s... read more
 

In the bus union's own words 11/19/11 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:22:00 PM
Statement from ATU Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello Although Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to put the safety of New York City children first makes a strike likely, there are no immediate plans for one. The issue here is getting... read more
 

PIST reaction to DOE attack on school bus workers 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:02:00 PM
The Chancellor's letter of 11/18/11 is painting a picture of rogue workers trying to deny our kids a ride to school for no good reason, but our experience has been that it is the DOE's own Office of Pupil Transportation which puts both the... read more
 

Buses for students in the shelter system 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:01:00 PM
We are seeking ways to connect with families, activists and advocates of and for homeless students who may need busing in order to stay in one school as they move through the city’s shelter system. Busing should be helpful, not a new source of... read more
 

Outreach around NYC in early November 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:59:00 PM
Outreach: November 5 at Hostos College, PIST got to meet and greet education activists from the Bronx and beyond in an exciting workshop within the “People’s Assembly”. We thank the South Bronx Community Congress and other sponsors for... read more
 

Summary of briefing with ATU 1181-1061 late Oct. 2011 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:57:00 PM
PIST had our first 2011-12 meeting with the Amalgamated Transportation Union local leadership. A few things we learned: The legislation to guarantee that pre-K and Early Intervention busing will be covered by an Employee Protection Provision, ... read more
 
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