Reminder about OPT forms due before school ends 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:31:00 PM
5. End of school year reminder: you want to have your child’s bus accommodations paperwork ready before June to have a chance at correct bus placement in September. Make those doctor appointments… Contact if you need... read more

Update including expose of Bloomberg's lies about EPP 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:29:00 PM
4/14/13 Busing Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation Look what the mayor’s own lawyers have said: Employee Protection Provisions are not illegal. Here is link to column by Juan Gonzalez on April 11: ... read more

April 19 Rally to SAVE BUSING! 

Friday, April 05, 2013 4:50:00 PM
We will fight to SAVE BUSING! What has Bloomberg’s DOE done to school bus riders? Provoked a strike by attacking the seniority hiring list known as EPP; then bragged about saving money while thousands lost instruction... read more

03242013 Update including articles on busing contract attack 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:18:00 PM
This is a reminder of our efforts to bring awareness of the school bus problems to a bigger audience, and to organize ourselves for what's left of the school year. As a veteran matron said on the PIST NYC facebook... read more

03212013 School bus companies gone wild 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:17:00 PM
1. Result of random hiring during the strike where the owner (Joe Fazio) went out of his way to keep experienced union matrons from returning to their jobs: Sleeping child left on a school bus! The child’s mother said that the driver... read more

03182013 Lockouts, who to write to at DOE 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:14:00 PM
Update: About 24 (the majority) of experienced drivers and matrons at Tufaro Bus are still locked out, while the number at Rainbow/All American/Citywide is down from 87 to 30. Parent letters to the DOE and the press have been successful in aiding ... read more

PIST update 031513 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:08:00 PM
TODAY Early Intervention budget Q&A (Thanks to Paola) Rescheduled EICC Meeting, Friday, March 15th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM videoconference (4 locations, must register to attend) The Department will convene a meeting of the EICC by... read more

Parents to Improve School Transportation Update 3/5/13 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:07:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transportation Update 3/5/13 BUSING NEWS; ORGANIZING; EVENTS AND PETITIONS BUSING NEWS As far as we know, Rainbow and Tufaro are still locking out about 100 drivers and matrons in all; the... read more

Some info on restoring locked out drivers and matrons  

Saturday, March 30, 2013 5:58:00 PM
On Wednesday February 20, 2013, public schools were back and so were MOST school bus drivers and matrons who had been on strike. However, it took until the end of the week for owners at Jofaz Transport/Boro Wide Buses/Canal Escorts in Brooklyn,... read more

Report from Parent Speak out 2/21/13 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:39:00 AM
The strike was a confrontation between the business approach of the mayor which is that ‘companies should be able to hire whoever they want’ versus the union’s approach that ‘experience counts’. The use of replacements and the attempted lockouts... read more
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