School bus labor talks to resume Monday

Talks in the labor dispute are set to

Talks in the labor dispute are set to resume Monday. (Credit: News 12)

FARMINGDALE - A school bus company and union leaders agreed to continue labor negotiations Monday amid the threat of a looming strike.  In the meantime, buses in affected districts will run on Friday. 

Negotiations between Baumann & Sons Bus Company and Teamsters Local 1205 have been taking place over the course of the last two days.

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.

The union representing the drivers says that they are fighting for more pay and better working conditions. Union head Timothy Lynch says hundreds of workers make less than $300 a week, and the company has been inflexible on pay increases. He says more 1,000 workers are ready to strike if negotiations fall apart.

Baumann issued a statement saying the union's allegations aren't true, and some workers make up to $23 per hour.

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