‘Selfish jerks': People outraged by NYC school bus union strike; City to reimburse parents for cab fare

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.

https://twitter.com/MicahGrimes/status/291503207375585280

No worries, though! Nanny Bloomberg says the city will foot the bill for cab fare, MetroCards and mileage.

https://twitter.com/JodieRemick/status/291234780459184128

Not that it’s much help to special needs kids.

https://twitter.com/laura11D/status/291569904824504320

https://twitter.com/SetonMotley/status/291516354694115328

And taxi fare reimbursement isn’t enough to calm angry parents and others inconvenienced by the strike.

https://twitter.com/NaturalCandiGrl/status/291500468079828992

https://twitter.com/LovingBieberD/status/291533828797898753

https://twitter.com/ryanburnouf/status/290725239430733826

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.

https://twitter.com/YAFSPX/status/291541591456378881

https://twitter.com/ScumbagKenzo/status/291510425516924928

https://twitter.com/Lissette_C/status/291306358807097345

https://twitter.com/chrisNtrinsmom/status/291017730008694784

Selfish jerks? Please. Clearly their only concern is for the children.

https://twitter.com/NYCMayorsOffice/status/291572769102131201

https://twitter.com/stephen_nessen/statuses/291513461354151938

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