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!