Dahlia Eissa (@dahlia_eissa) January 16, 2013
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:
Line around block of unemployed. NYC school bus union wants strike. Fire them all. Where do unions help society??—
Alex Plum (@thePlumsauce) January 13, 2013
If bus drivers in NYC go on strike fire them on the spot. Warn them now and act on it.—
David N Martin PE SE (@davidnmartinme) January 15, 2013
School bus drivers Going on strike huh…. Fire everyone of em and hire new they'll learn—
Rebel Recordz (@RR_TonyPajamas) January 14, 2013
NYC School bus drivers going on strike & taxpayers will pay for city bus & cab rides for kids. Double taxation. Fire & replace.—
U.T.A. (@members4) January 14, 2013
NYC union thug just compared their bus drivers to heart surgeons. I wish Bloomberg had a pair like Reagan and would fire these fools.—
Thomas Di Nardo (@bellafaccie) January 14, 2013
Meanwhile, in Charleston County, S.C., another school bus drivers’ union is walking off the job.
So charleston bus drivers going on strike. If you need a job there you go—
Sir Edden DaPuwsay (@3Voices1Mind) January 15, 2013
For the children!