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NYC March and Rally For ATU 1181 Striking School Bus Drivers & Matrons
Source labornet@labornet.org
Date 13/02/09/11:22

Unity March & Rally - New York City - Feb. 10

Join ATU Local 1181 School Bus Drivers & Matrons on Strike.
Join Labor & Community in Telling Bloomberg NO MORE EXCUSES!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Assemble 12:30pm at Cadman Plaza Park
March over Brooklyn Bridge
Followed by Rally at City Hall

Over 8,000 hard working men and women are on strike to protect their job security and in turn ensure the safe transportation of the 150,000 New York City children that ride their school buses each day. Mayor Bloomberg has the power to end the strike if he would just come to the table and negotiate with the union and school bus contractors. ATU Local 1181 members have even agreed to return to the job without a settlement as long as the Mayor postpones the City's bid for school bus contracts, giving all parties an opportunity to work toward an agreement that keeps the most experienced and highly skilled workers on the buses, and addresses the need for cost savings in the system.

Bloomberg's refusal to negotiate is costing New York City millions of dollars and hurting children, parents and workers.

On Sunday, February 10th, Labor and community will join with ATU 1181 in a protest march over the Brooklyn Bridge culminating in a rally outside City Hall. Come join us in telling Mayor Bloomberg, NO MORE EXCUSES! Assemble 12:30pm at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn.

Sponsors: Amalgamated Transit Union International; ATU Local 1181; New York City Council Black, Latino, Asian Caucus; New York City Council Progressive Caucus; NYS AFL-CIO; NYC Central Labor Council; Working Families Party; New York Communities for Change; Alliance for Quality Education; PIST; The Black Institute; Haitian Roundtable; UFT; TWU; SEIU 1199;

• Please stop by a picket location near you and show your support.
• Send a letter to Mayor Bloomberg.
• Call the Mayor at 1-888-833-7428 or text "Safety1st" to 877877

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