FEB 2: JOIN THE CITYWIDE SOLIDARITY CAR CARAVAN, NOON - 4 PM in NYC
STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH 8800 NYC SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND MATRONS TO DEMAND SAFETY FOR THE CHILDREN and JUSTICE FOR THE WORKERS!
10:30-NOON: Bring your car to Madison Ave. and 23rd St. to get set up with signs and a route
Noon-3:00 PM Drive through communities, converge on Mayor Bloomberg's house, 17 E 79th St, New York, NY
For details and logistical information, contact Parents to Improve School Transportation: 347-‐504-‐3310 (se habla español); firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook PIST NYC
Call Mayor Bloomberg at 1-888-833-7428 and tell him the Employee Protection Provision (EPP) belongs in all school bus contracts.Sign the petition at: http://nysaflcio.org/safety1st/, which also lists picket lines you can visit to learn more.
The 8,800 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181-1061 have been on strike since January 16th, fighting the anti-union Bloomberg administration's attempt to take away their job and contract security. As the New York State AFL-CIO wrote, "For the first time in 30 years, the mayor has removed a requirement that keeps the most qualified, experienced, and skilled drivers on the job." He did not have to do this and he can put it back legally!
If the contracts go forward on Feb. 12 without the Employee Protection Provision (EPP), bus companies can stop hiring from the citywide seniority list. This would only raise profits for them, not funds for classrooms. And it would lower the safety and quality of busing. We don't want the children on non-union buses that pay minimum wage.
Here is the leaflet issued by Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST):
USW 8751 Boston School Bus Union Solidarity Bus and Resolution flyer:
Parents to Improve School Transportation: 347-504-3310 (se habla español);
email@example.com; Facebook PIST NYC DONATE TO PIST PIST FIGHTING FUND APPEAL