FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2013
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DECISION TO STRIKE BY LOCAL 1181 OF THE AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION
"With its regrettable decision to strike, the union is abandoning 152,000 students and their families who rely on school bus service each day. As Chancellor Walcott and I have said, the City will take all steps available to ensure that those who are impacted have the support they need, and we are now activating the protocols we put in place in the event of a strike. Let me be clear: the union's decision to strike has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with job protections that the City legally cannot include in its bus contracts. We hope that the union will reconsider its irresponsible and misguided decision to jeopardize our students' education."
Marc La Vorgna/Lauren Passalacqua (212) 788-2958
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