Bus strike looms; union set to vote on contract

A pending vote on a new contract for Long Island school bus drivers has school districts preparing for a potential strike. Members of the Local

Members of the Local 1205 bus union have been in negotiations with Baumann & Sons bus company for several weeks. As News 12 has reported, the union representing the drivers says that they are fighting for more pay and better working conditions.  They say more than 1,000 workers are ready to strike if an agreement isn’t reached.

Members of the Local 1205 bus union have been in negotiations with Baumann & Sons bus company for several weeks. As News 12 has reported, the union representing the drivers says that they are fighting for more pay and better working conditions. They say more than 1,000 workers are ready to strike if an agreement isn’t reached. (10/16/15)

WOODBURY - A pending vote on a new contract for Long Island school bus drivers has school districts preparing for a potential strike.

Members of the Local 1205 bus union have been in negotiations with Baumann & Sons bus company for several weeks. As News 12 has reported, the union representing the drivers says that they are fighting for more pay and better working conditions.  They say more than 1,000 workers are ready to strike if an agreement isn’t reached.

A strike would leave thousands of students in Bayport-Blue Point, Middle Country, Northport, Commack and other districts scrambling for rides to and from school. Some districts have already put contingency plans in place.

Union members are scheduled to vote Saturday on a proposal offered by Baumann & Sons. If the union does not accept the offer, a bus strike could happen as early as Monday.

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