NYC and Charleston County, S.C., school bus drivers’ unions prepare to strike

Families in the Big Apple are bracing for a massive school bus drivers’ strike that will affect upwards of 150,000 students — including some 54,000 disabled students.

Big Labor is demanding job guarantees as the city school district moves to put out the jobs to competitive bidding. The union claims cost-saving measures will endanger the students. But every hire must undergo safety training and alcohol and drug testing. This is about archaic union protectionism, not safety. Look how gleeful union cheerleaders are that 150,000 students have been abandoned to the streets:

The bus companies are petitioning the National Labor Relations Board for an injunction:

Is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg too occupied with gun-grabbing to take action?

There’s a strong sentiment among many taxpayers to fire the strikers, Reagan-style:

Meanwhile, in Charleston County, S.C., another school bus drivers’ union is walking off the job.

For the children!

  • Love of Country

    Today’s unions are the parasitic, cancerous tools of an iron-fisted, fascist society in decline and what about the children?

  • Love of Country

    Today’s unions are the parasitic, cancerous tools of an iron-fisted, fascist society in decline and what about the children?

  • Maxwell

    First the teacher’s strike in Chicago, then teachers in MI skip a day of work to protest right to work, now bus drivers are striking. They could be more any more selfish? I guess I don’t have a problem if someone wants to strike in most occupations, they mostly just end up hurting themselves. But with these guys it greatly affects others. Imagine if a child is now forced to walk to school because of the strike, and got hit by a car on his way to school…

  • Maxwell

    First the teacher’s strike in Chicago, then teachers in MI skip a day of work to protest right to work, now bus drivers are striking. They could be more any more selfish? I guess I don’t have a problem if someone wants to strike in most occupations, they mostly just end up hurting themselves. But with these guys it greatly affects others. Imagine if a child is now forced to walk to school because of the strike, and got hit by a car on his way to school…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    They are going to have a really hard time replacing these skilled technicians. It could possibly take up to a day or so…

    • lainer51

      Maybe the majority will take a day or so, but if your IQ is 73, you can be hired within the hour.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    They are going to have a really hard time replacing these skilled technicians. It could possibly take up to a day or so…

  • Lord Foggybottom

    As soon as all the wealthy and sane people leave NY due to high taxes, over-regulation and fascism, the unions will have all the money they want! Wait…

  • Michael Johnson

    When unions were stronger, the average American family could live on one income. They also had less debt and growth was stronger.

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    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      They also negotiated themselves out of the industries they worked in. That’s what happens when you always treat your employer like an enemy.

      They also kept taking union member dues and giving it to Democrats, who switched allegiance to the environmental wackos, who don’t give a crap about union craftsmen.

      Union leaders live the life of Reilly while union members get screwed out of a job. Great gig…if you’re a union leader.

      • fishydude

        Environmental wackos that are dubbed by billionaires like Warren Buffet that use the useful idiots to get even richer. Regulate competition out of business and make it to expensive to enter his market.
        Democrats are the biggest corporate whores on the hill. Obama it’s the biggest among them.

      • fishydude

        Environmental wackos that are funded by billionaires like Warren Buffet that use the useful idiots to get even richer. Regulate competition out of business and make it to expensive to enter his market.
        Democrats are the biggest corporate whores on the hill. Obama it’s the biggest among them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Generally, prices will rise to meet increased demand and to meet the cost of greater regulatory expense. Hence the greater cost of living in areas of the country that have larger taxes and wages.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Oh well……………Reminds me of why I don’t,won’t live there.

  • dwsmokin

    Let’s face it-we all know what should be done, but we all know what WILL be done. New York will bend over, meet their demands, and go that much further into debt. As Walter would have said, “..and that’s the way it is America.”

  • fishydude

    These bus drivers can legally set fire to or otherwise destroy the buses as part of “activities toward legitimate union goals” avoiding to a 1973 SCOTUS decision. They could even beat to death substitute drivers. No prosecutor has yet found the limit to what the courts will let union this get away with. Democrats in Congress have blocked every attempt to limit the damage if this decision.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.yu.773981 Jason Yu

    dang it!

  • Paul Rimelspach

    anyone calling to fire striking workers can go fuck themselves and their heartless-capitalist superiority complexes! SOLIDARITY!