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.

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

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

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.

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

  • SFerggie

    Whats the matter are all you parents in NY to stupid to take your kid to school? Based on the political enviroment I guess that is a simple answer. YES

    • Guest

      Bloomberg & Cuomo are the evidence.

    • Judy B

      Cuomo & Bloomberg, the evidence!

  • SFerggie

    Based on the combined IQ of the NY population I would have to say it really doesn’t matter if they make it to school or not.

    • $21367552

      Yeah, what’s up with that? Clearly Hog Hollow, Alabama, or wherever you are writing this from, should be the epicenter of the arts, culture and publishing, not some intellectually moribund city like New York!

      • lainer51

        intellectually moribund = diakonon

      • Judy B

        NYC & CA, pus filled pimples on the ass of America!

  • CurleyMom

    So the Unions have a pecking order? Kids out of school for a teacher’s strike is OK, but God forbid the lowly bus drivers do the same. Hypocrite liberals… but I repeat myself.

  • NachoCheese (D)

    It’s “For the Children™”

    Forward comrades!!!!!

    • Jazzee


  • Yale Evans

    Unions want job guarantees? Who doesn’t? But if they forced the school bus companies to pay them excessive wages and benefits, forcing the business to bid on private labor, then it’s the union’s own fault.

  • Elaine

    Hey, all those liberals voted for Union Workers and this is just what you get along with the high cost of unreasonable salaries and benefits! DEAL WITH IT. Remember, elections have consequences?

  • RightThinking1

    Allow Public Sector unions, and this is what you get…, extortionists

    • Jazzee


  • ssenecal5000

    Hire someone else. There should be no unions allowed in any part of state mandated educational systems.


    I love seeing libs and low information voters FAIL!

    • lainer51

      and we all know what “low information voters” stands for.

      • Garth Haycock

        Yep. It stands for liberals, progressives and other left-wing morons.

      • Karl Winrich

        The biggest problem is that they are concentrated in the largest population centers and always vote for the left. It’s an uphill battle every election cycle for anybody else.

  • KornKing

    I’m looking forward to seeing King Urkel surrounding himself(at a White House appearance) with school children who are being deprived of their educational opportunities; as he announces the end of the strike by executive order.

  • lainer51

    what an attractive bunch… the hats are especially flattering.

  • Marcy Cook

    By the looks of those drivers in the photo I would never put a kid of mine on a school bus ever again.

  • Jazzee

    when will the people say enough is enough and get rid of these unions
    they care less about ‘children’ this is all about me me and me

  • SonsOfMontesQ

    don’t know what all the fuss is about. not like they’re getting an education anyway in the NYC. all i see is one less day of liberal indoctrination. maybe they could read the constitution to pass the time…

    • KornKing


      • SonsOfMontesQ


    • Judy B

      Excellent observation, & true.

  • Bob Khan

    You democrap folks allow corrupt unions this much power and things like this are bound to happen, so quit your bitching! Suck it up and deal with it!

    Anyway, those kids that cannot get to school because of the strike, are probably happy that they can stay home and play on the Wii, for them it’s almost like having a snow day.

  • Guest

    just returned home from the grocery store could not find any good white bread for french toast or egg sandwiches. I now recall why, unions caused Hostess to go out of business.

  • OpenTheDoor

    Looks like Lena is thin by NY school bus driver standards as well.

  • Adela Wagner

    Job Security? Make the kids “feel safer” cause mister Ray has him some JOB SECURITY? More like make the Bus Driver feel Superior cause now he can’t be fired for drinking on the job, getting tickets,being late, etc. And what about the kiiiids parents job security? Now they have to be late for work along with having to tell the boss they ALSO have to leave early to pick up little Suzy. In the REAL WORLD, do a good job and have some “job security”..screw up, you’re OUT.