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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
 

SCHOOL BUS FAMILIES CONDEMN POST - STRIKE ATTACKS ON MATRONS' AND DRIVERS JOBS 

Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:37:00 PM
OL BUS FAMILIES CONDEMN POST-STRIKE ATTACKS ON MATRONS’ AND DRIVERS’ JOBS Call for City Investigation Into Bus Company Violations of the WARN Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tony Murphy 347-602-1584 PIST hotline:... read more
 

Advocate groups going forward with 2/21 meeting 

Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:11:00 AM
The ARISE Coalition & The Citywide Council on Special Education present - Where Is The Bus? Is your child missing instruction because of the bus strike? Is your child missing other services? After school programs? How do you... read more
 

School bus strike declared over Feb 15 

Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:59:00 AM
Please check back for a more comprehensive statement in English and Spanish after Monday 2/18 On Feb 15, after the five Democratic party mayoral candidates issued an appeal to the union*, the executive board of ATU 1181 voted to suspend the... read more
 

PIST shows some love to bus workers on Valentine's day 

Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:50:00 AM
Two PIST members delivered Carnations and bags of chocolates to the matrons and drivers picketing at Liberty and Sheffield Avenues in Brooklyn at the 8:00 a.m. shift change. A picture is below--see PIST NYC on Facebook for more. Another PIST... read more
 
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