what? NYC school bus drivers are on strike and so parents are getting reimbursed for taxi fare to take their kids to work?!? #NannyState—
Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 16, 2013
New York City’s largest union for school bus drivers is on strike today, disrupting transportation service for more than 150,000 students, including 54,000 special education students.
No worries, though! Nanny Bloomberg says the city will foot the bill for cab fare, MetroCards and mileage.
If NYC school bus drivers strike, NYC will provide MetroCards or pay cab fare. "P.S. 162 and step on it, I've got a nine o'clock homeroom."—
Jodie Remick (@JodieRemick) January 15, 2013
Not that it’s much help to special needs kids.
The biggest losers in the NYC bus strike? Special ed parents and kids. Good luck getting a wheelchair into a cab.—
laura mckenna (@laura11D) January 16, 2013
And taxi fare reimbursement isn’t enough to calm angry parents and others inconvenienced by the strike.
Fuck all you selfish school bus ppl. I want my gift cards I gave out for the Holidays since yall mothafuckers wanna be on strike—
Soft as Pink♡ (@NaturalCandiGrl) January 16, 2013
FUCK EVERY BUS DRIVER ON STRIKE—
8/2/13 Best Gift (@LovingBieberD) January 16, 2013
Really pisses me off when bus drivers go on strike! They get paid really good money to sit on their star and be miserable all day! Fuck off!—
Ryan Burnouf (@ryanburnouf) January 14, 2013
Reps from Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union say the strike is For the Children™, natch. The claim is that it would be unsafe for kids if drivers don’t have guaranteed job security. But many aren’t buying the trumped-up feel-goodery about child safety and are calling out the selfish union protectionism.
NYC bus drivers are going on strike today. They are so selfish and are only punishing the students. Unions need to go!—
YAF SPX (@YAFSPX) January 16, 2013
If you are one of the 8000 bus drivers that went on strike on NY today, your all selfish pieces of shit. Now the kids have to suffer.—
Mackenzo™ (@ScumbagKenzo) January 16, 2013
school bus strike in nyc. what a bunch of selfish JERKS. what about the students? oh yeah they dont matter…—
(@chrisNtrinsmom) January 15, 2013
Selfish jerks? Please. Clearly their only concern is for the children.
Union protestors physically blocked buses from leaving to pick up kids this AM. NYPD had to help. Kids are paying the price for this strike.—
NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 16, 2013