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 & therapies
During the strike, DOE memo to bus companies said to “replace” fully trained attendants, who know about disabilities, with hastily certified 2nd drivers; DOE did not respond to numerous accidents and safety violations
After the strike, DOE let several companies lock out experienced workers, leaving many students without a reliable bus; let companies keep less skilled, lower paid ‘replacements’ past the maximum time on the memo
Now silent, while their own contractors try to turn special and general education busing into a part-time casual workforce without a living wage.
Does DOE care about students or about profit margins of bus corporations?
Transportation is part of the civil right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education! Destroying the working conditions on the bus means destroying the riding conditions! Do we have to have a school boycott to get this taken seriously?
Join our Parent & Student Rally:
Friday April 19, 2013 at 12 noon
65 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (outside Dept. of Education offices including the Contracts Division)
Subways: A, C, F to Jay St-Metrotech; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; G to Hoyt- Schermerhorn; N, R to Court Street
Contact Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST):
firstname.lastname@example.org 347-504-3310 (se habla español)
Facebook PIST NYC Website www.pistnyc.org Twitter @pistnyc
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