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Press conference/rally set for December 17 

Upgrade, don't downgrade busing
Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:41:00 PM
Also see events page of this site. Protect School Bus Riders’ Rights! WE, THE COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES OF SCHOOL BUS RIDERS, NEED GUARANTEES THAT THE ROUTES WILL EXIST AND BE REASONABLE. NYC MUST RESPECT THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF OUR CHILDREN.... read more
 

Our top Busing Issues for incoming NYC administration 

What parents and supporters are organizing for
Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:37:00 PM
December 12, 2013 Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio: On behalf of New York City families whose children depend on safe, reliable school transportation, we would like to share with the new administrators of our city our collective determination to ... read more
 

Atlantic Express update after contract vote 

special thanks to veteran AE worker Maria Gentile
Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:36:00 PM
On December 4, some 2000 school bus workers at Atlantic Express (including Amboy) voted down an insulting contract proposal by over 5 to 1 (1629 No votes, 281 Yes votes). The issues included a 7.5% pay cut, loss of week's wage-accrual pay normally... read more
 

Norman Siegel issues report and recommendations 

IEP violations in busing can be prevented
Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:29:00 PM
SIEGEL TEITLBAUM & EVANS, LLP 260 Madison Avenue - 22nd Floor New York, New York 10016 Telephone: (212) 455-0300 Facsimile: (212) 455-0301 November 26, 2013 Mayor Michael R.... read more
 

Nov 20 DOE 'bus experience' interviews 

Info, map and background thoughts
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:07:00 AM
The DOE has told some parent advocates (but not PIST!) that..."the Office of Innovation is currently working on a project to consider ways to improve the busing experience and as part of this work we are conducting interviews with parents. We are in ... read more
 

Update Nov 17 2013 including new bids, Boston & PSAs 

See events link for more
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:05:00 AM
News 1- Bad rich men still claim it's good to take work from experienced working people and shortchange our children in the process. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/nyregion/new-york-city-putting-bus-routes-out-for-bid.html And here... read more
 

How you can support the Boston School Bus Union 5: 

Safety for children, Justice for workers
Sunday, November 03, 2013 11:52:00 AM
How you can support the Boston School Bus Union 5: Contact: Veolia General Manager Alex Roman III: 617-780-4840; alexander.roman@veoliatransdev.com Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino: 617.635.4500, mayor@cityofboston.gov, Fax 617.635.2851 and John... read more
 

Nov 12 workshop on Busing rights at Sinergia, East Harlem, NYC 

Sunday, November 03, 2013 10:38:00 AM
On Tuesday November 12 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a workshop at Sinergia Inc. on the school busing rights of children with disabilities. Information and materials will be presented by: Parents to Improve School Transportation Civil Rights... read more
 

IS THE SCHOOL BUS ROUTE TOO LONG? flyer 

Resources for school bus complaint advice
Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:43:00 PM
IS THE SCHOOL BUS ROUTE TOO LONG? CROWDED? UNSAFE? NO A/C? After you complain to OPT (718-392-8855), Contact parent advocates for FREE advice: Llama esos numeros * para consejo sobre problemas en el transporte escolar: ... read more
 

Message to Boston Parents from NYC school bus parents 

Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:36:00 PM
A Message to Boston parents from NYC school bus parents What happens to the drivers and monitors happens to our kids! Please don’t give the company or the mayor an inch because they will take a mile. Consider what happened to us: In New York... read more
 
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