Parents to Improve School Transportation Update 3/5/13

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:07:00 PM
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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 union is seeking relief under the National Labor Relations Act.  Parents have made a statement to both the companies and to the DOE, as well as asking the City Council Speaker to address this with emergency legislation. 
 
Attached is a letter--which you can still sign by replying to pistnyc@gmail.com, and a picture (credit to Raven Rakia, 1181: A Documentary) from our modest press conference last Friday March 1.  Thank you to all who came out on short notice.
 
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Here are two journalistic pieces by parents whose kids’ buses have replacement drivers since the strike:
 
 
 
Thank you, Abigail and Liza!
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Here are two articles summing up the strike which include quotes from PIST (NYC teachers’ union paper and national pro-worker paper):
www.uft.org%2Fnews-stories%2Fbus-strike-over-battle-isn-t
 
http://www.workers.org/2013/02/26/lessons-of-the-nyc-school-bus-strike-was-it-worth-it/
 
 
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Attached also is a thank you from the union ATU 1181 to school bus parents, please read. 
 
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ORGANIZING
 
*PIST signs and flyers were visible at the St. Patrick’s for All parade from Sunnyside to Woodside on Sunday March 3.  Thanks Johnnie & friends from Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services.
 
*PIST will present at a Parent Association meeting in a D75 school next Monday, thank you Ms. Green.
 
*Many of us are bringing flyers about school bus rights to the parent teacher conferences at our children’s public schools as follows:
 
March 12, 2013
 
Elementary Schools-Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences
 
March 13, 2013
 
Elementary School-Spring Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
 
March 14, 2013
 
High Schools- Spring Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
 
March 15, 2013
 
High Schools- Spring Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences
 
March 15, 2013
 
High Schools- Spring Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences
 
March 18, 2013
 
District 75- Spring Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
 
March 19, 2013
 
District 75- Spring Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences
 
 
OTHER EVENTS AND PETITIONS OF INTEREST TO BUS PARENTS
1.
Against cuts to Developmental Disabilities services:
 
 
2.
Title speaks for itself, thank you Leonie and Margaret:
 
 
3.  Event for dads/male caregivers of individuals with disabilities, thank you Millie:
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 5:45 p.m.
Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus
Midtown Manhattan, NYC


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