NYC School Bus Companies, Union Meet On Eighth Day Of Strike


school-busNew York City school bus companies and union leaders met at Gracie Mansion in an effort to resolve the strike.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg organized the meeting last week. It was conducted by a mediator.

Bloomberg hoped the two sides can come to an agreement to end the strike, which entered its eighth day on Monday.

The walkout began on Jan. 16, triggered by the city’s plan to put bus contracts out to bid to lower costs.

No city representatives, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were present at the meeting.

Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union has said the drivers will strike until Bloomberg and the city agree to put a job security clause back into their contract.

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