Monday, February 11, 2013

Thousands Rally for Striking School Bus Drivers in Downtown Brooklyn

Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn was filled with thousands of supporters of striking school bus drivers on Sunday. They rallied in the park and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall.

Drivers and many parents are unhappy with Mayor Bloomberg's push to eliminate seniority for long-time bus drivers of special education kids. Parents worry that inexperienced drivers will replace those with years of experience taking care of kids in wheelchairs, with autism and other medical problems.

Long-time drivers say Bloomberg's plan will throw them into poverty.

Marchers included Amalgamated Transit Union, New York Communities for Change, and Parents to Improve School Transportation. 

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