School bus labor talks to resume Monday

A school bus company and union leaders met at the bargaining table for a second straight day Thursday in an effort to avoid a strike

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 1 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident
Swallow Restaurant and Long Island's top chefs are 2 LI Winter: No Kid Hungry charity dinner
At Pole Position Raceway in Farmingdale you can 3 LI Winter: Pole Position Raceway
A spokesperson for Rep. Zeldin says that the 4 Reps. Zeldin, King opt for 'telephone town halls' with public
FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file 5 Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. Possible bus strike looms in Middle Country district

A potential bus strike in the Middle Country School District has parents worrying about possible

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.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE