Several Westchester school districts are bracing for a possible strike by their bus drivers and are advising parents to make alternative plans to bring their kids to school on Monday.
The Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle school districts say they learned that the drivers, mechanics and matrons working for the Mile Square bus company voted to strike Friday.
The nearly 550 workers are members of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, and have not had raises since their contracts ran out five years ago. They are demanding a $2 to $2.50 dollar-per-hour raise.
A worker at the Mile Square bus company says negotiations are ongoing and called the threatened strike "posturing" by the union. He added that the bus company could contract temporary workers to get kids to school.
The union said it has no plans to go back to the bargaining table.
Nevertheless, the affected school districts say they're urging parents to make back-up plans anyway. In Yonkers, parents can check the district's website and Facebook and Twitter pages to find out if the strike will actually happen.