Newsday: Ronkonkoma-based bus company to lay off 900 drivers, employees

One of Long Island's biggest school bus companies is reportedly laying off hundreds of drivers and other workers.

Union officials said the bus company, Baumann & Sons, based in Ronkonkoma, is laying off about 900 drivers Wednesday, according to Newsday.

The bus drivers and bus monitors had worked in at least 10 districts, including William Floyd, Commack, Northport-East Northport and South Huntington.
The company cites a lack of income from the schools.

Newsday says they obtained a letter from Baumann that says: "We are optimistic and look forward to recalling everyone from layoff when this crisis passes."