School bus company, union reach tentative deal

Union leaders and Baumann & Sons Buses have reached a tentative contract agreement to avoid a strike that could have affected thousands of Long Island

A tentative contract agreement has averted a potential school bus strike on Long Island.

A tentative contract agreement has averted a potential school bus strike on Long Island. (10/19/15)

FARMINGDALE - A tentative contract agreement has averted a potential school bus driver strike on Long Island.

Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1205 and Baumann & Sons Buses jointly announced the preliminary deal Monday night. Union members still have to vote on its approval.

A possible strike Monday was called off after both sides resumed talking. Drivers had initially approved the strike on Saturday.

The agreement avoids a work stoppage that could have affected about 15,000 students in the Northport, Commack and Middle Country school districts.

Since May, the company that operates Baumann & Sons Buses and some subsidiaries had been going back and forth with union representatives over pay, benefits and work conditions.

The union agreed that its bargaining committee will recommend ratification of the tentative agreement to its membership in advance of a vote scheduled for later this week.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Jeffrey Rice of Huntington Station will be arraigned 1 DA: Man indicted for violent Thanksgiving home invasion
According to police, a woman driving just north 2 Police: Man hit, killed in Centereach
Students in grades 3 through 8 take the 3 100,000 LI students expected to opt out of Common Core testing
The Environmental Protection Agency is giving the 4 Newsday: Garvies Point project gets green light for construction
The popular Rockville Centre's restaurant is one of 5 Tasty Tuesday: Cabo at Nassau Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A strike could affect 35 school districts in Union rejects school bus company offer

Union drivers for a school bus company that serves many Long Island school districts rejected

The contract with Baumann Bus was approved yesterday School bus strike continues to loom in Suffolk

With no agreement yet between bus drivers and Baumann and Sons Bus Company, the union

Members of the Local 1205 bus union have Bus strike looms; union set to vote on contract

A pending vote on a new contract for Long Island school bus drivers has school

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.