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City school bus strike looms large, possibly leaving 150,000 students stranded

Posted: 5:04 PM, Jan 05, 2013
Updated: 2013-01-06 10:59:40-05

NEW SCHOOL BUS STRIKE

NEW YORK (PIX11) — The clock is ticking toward a New York City school bus strike, with no progress in sight.

Drivers could walk off the job Monday, impacting more than 150,000 students, many of whom would be stranded with no way to get to classes.

The Amalgamated Transportation Union says Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to pink-slip thousands of experienced school bus drivers and matrons.

EARLIER COVERAGE: SCHOOL BUS STRIKE LOOMS

Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott will address reporters Sunday on the possible strike, and on the city’s contingency plans. The city has been preparing for a walkout, and has a host of contingency plans in place, including the provision of MetroCards for children.