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Bronx, N.Y., hears of fight for school busing rights

February 18, 2014

Organizers of Feb. 8 forum at Hostos Community College.WW photo: Ellen Catalinotto How can school bus riders and their allies win shorter routes and better conditions in a time of austerity?  On Feb. 8 at the Bronx’s historic Hostos Community College, legal, community and labor activists boosted [...]

Organize for stable school busing

January 6, 2014

School bus parents and unionists rally outside Education Department on Dec. 17.Photo: PIST NYC Facebook Relatives and supporters of New York City school bus riders ended 2013 expressing their determination to gain improvements for children and workers, despite the destructive chain of events set in [...]

PIST protests bus conditions

August 15, 2013

WW photo: Johnnie Stevens A dozen people — some children with disabilities, their parents, grandparents and neighbors — went to the New York City borough of Queens on Aug. 5 to demand air conditioning for riders and workers on school buses in hot weather. The target was the Ozone Park bus yard [...]

New York City school bus struggle

July 11, 2013

Graphic: Kwame, PIST NYC Facebook Fighters for the rights of both New York City school bus workers and the students who need their services remain determined to keep up the struggle following a series of ups and downs in the first half of 2013. Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s December 2012 [...]

Parents demand union school bus crews

March 8, 2013

PIST activist Johnnie Stevens speaks at news conference.Photo: Raven Rakia, 1181: A Documentary Two weeks after the school bus strike ended here, parents were still trying to guarantee satisfactory bus service while protecting the rights of bus drivers and matrons in Amalgamated Transit Union Local [...]

Digamos NO a los ataques del Alcalde Bloomberg

February 19, 2013

¡ÚLTIMA HORA! El 15 de febrero, después de que los cinco candidatos a alcaldes por el Partido Demócrata hicieran un llamado al sindicato, la junta ejecutiva de ATU 1181 votó a favor de suspender la huelga y “continuar la lucha por la Disposición para la Protección de Empleados [EPP por sus [...]

NYC school bus strike ends, struggle continues

February 18, 2013

New York — After a month-long strike during the coldest days of winter, the executive board of the school bus drivers and matrons’ union voted on Feb. 15 to end Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181’s work stoppage. The walkout was originally forced on the union by the mayor’s decision [...]

Safety becomes issue in NYC school bus workers’ strike

February 14, 2013

WW photo: Brenda Ryan New York, Feb. 14 — Organizers with PIST — Parents to Improve School Transportation — have begun talks with union and local activists about a community response to the non-union student transportation crashes that have occurred in the fourth week of the New York City [...]

Solidarity with NYC bus strikers

February 5, 2013

WW photo Feb. 2 saw a groundswell of support for the striking school bus drivers and matrons in New York City. Rallies burst out, in both Manhattan and the Bronx, while marches through the streets as well as car caravans went to the East 79th Street mansion of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg [...]
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