School Bus Driver Strike Averted in Westchester

The strike would have affected the Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle school districts

By Checkey Beckford
|  Saturday, May 17, 2014  |  Updated 3:03 PM EDT
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School Bus Driver Strike Averted in Westchester

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A strike of bus drivers in several Westchester school districts that was expected to start Monday has been averted, according to the union that represents the drivers.

The strike, which would have affected the Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle school districts, was called off Saturday after a tentative settlement was reached between Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the company that employees the drivers, Mile Square Bus.

The nearly 500 workers--inclusing mechanics and matrons in addition to drivers--planned to strike because they had not received raises since their contracts ran out five years ago. The workers were demanding a $2 to $2.50 dollar-per-hour raise.

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