Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181
Today, school bus drivers initiated their first strike in decades, leaving more than 100,000 schoolchildren without an easy way to get to school. Thus far, however, the M.T.A. is reporting no problems accommodating extra students.
The mayor said the city will make Metrocards available for some students, and reimburse parents for the cost of transporting some children, if the strike by local 1181 of the union representing bus drivers takes place. Also part of the contingency plan will be the cancellation of all field trips that require yellow school buses.