Transport Workers Struggles
By Jerry White, 8 April 2013
A committee formed by school bus drivers and escorts after the union betrayed their month-long strike issued a leaflet to a mass meeting of workers in New York City last Thursday.
By our reporters, 8 April 2013
School bus workers spoke about their struggle at a mass local union meeting in New York City.
One month after strike
By Dan Brennan, 15 March 2013
Since the sellout of their month-long strike, New York City school bus workers have faced victimization, threats and layoffs.
4 March 2013
New York City school bus drivers and escorts decided to set up a rank-and-file committee after the betrayal of their month-long strike .
By Jerry White, 27 February 2013
As the struggle of workers begins to erupt outside of the framework of the unions, the growth of militancy is accompanied by a growing receptivity to the perspective of socialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 February 2013
On the eve of their return to work, over 50 New York City bus workers met to discuss their strike’s betrayal and form a rank-and-file committee.
Many workers replaced by strikebreakers
By Philip Guelpa, 22 February 2013
The effects of the Amalgamated Transit Union betrayal have become evident, with hundreds of workers receiving layoff notices.
By Jerry White, 18 February 2013
This struggle in the nation’s most populous city and center of finance capital revealed the class dynamic being played out all over the US and the world.
By Sandy English, 18 February 2013
Many workers told us that the strike had been a defeat, and that the union was directly responsible.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2013
The decision announced Friday night to end the month-old strike by New York City bus workers represents an abject betrayal by the unions that will have far-reaching consequences.
By Sandy English, 16 February 2013
In New York City, the school bus workers were seen by the Bloomberg administration as the low-hanging fruit in the process of “education reform”.
By Jerry White and Bryan Dyne, 15 February 2013
With their month-long strike in danger, school bus workers on picket lines in Queens and the Bronx discussed how their struggle could be taken forward.
By Steve Light and A. Woodson, 15 February 2013
Sympathy for school bus workers is widespread among parents of students affected, despite efforts by the Bloomberg administration and the corporate media to whip up sentiment against the strike.
New York City bus strike in danger
By Jerry White, 13 February 2013
The New York City Department of Education on Tuesday began the review process on bids submitted by dozens of private school bus companies, vying for new five-year contracts to transport some 150,000 students.
By a reporting team, 11 February 2013
Striking bus workers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Sunday to protest the attempt by New York’s billionaire mayor to strip them of job protections.
9 February 2013
The WSWS is urging New York City school bus workers and their supporters to download and distribute the NYC School Bus Strike newsletter.
By Fred Mazelis, 8 February 2013
An examination of the New York City school bus drivers strike of 1979 underscores the transformed role of the unions.
6 February 2013
In this video, New York City bus workers speak about their fight against billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg and make an appeal for support from the working class as a whole.
“Bloomberg is the number one criminal”
By our reporters, 4 February 2013
Over the weekend, World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to striking bus workers throughout New York City.
By Socialist Equality Party, 4 February 2013
The SEP is calling for the formation of rank-and-file committees made up of school bus workers as well as parents, teachers and other workers to defend the strikers and oppose the assault on public education.
After NLRB rules strike legal
By Jerry White and Bryan Dyne, 2 February 2013
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg is pressing ahead with his campaign to strip school transportation workers of job and wage protections after the NLRB failed to rule their two-and-a-half week strike illegal.
By Fred Mazelis, 2 February 2013
The death of Charles Pollard illustrates the dedication of school bus drivers at a time when striking drivers and matrons are being demonized by big business politicians and the media in New York.
Interview with a striking New York school bus driver: “We want an answer about what’s been going on”
By Sandy English, 1 February 2013
As the strike has entered its third week, the companies have cut off workers’ health care insurance and payments into their pension funds.
By Socialist Equality Party, 31 January 2013
The struggle has revealed the basic class divisions in America.
By a reporting team, 31 January 2013
The union representing school bus drivers and matrons made an offer to end the strike and negotiate concessions, but the Bloomberg administration rejected it out of hand.
By Sandy English, 30 January 2013
Private school bus companies contracted to the New York City Department of Education (DOE) sought to break a two-week-old strike by sending out scab buses.
By Robert Fowler and Sandy English, 28 January 2013
Almost 9,000 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics continued their strike on picket lines across New York City this weekend.
By Dan Brennan, 26 January 2013
Approximately 8,800 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics continued their strike Friday, braving the chilling temperatures on picket lines across New York City.
By Rosa Shahnazarian, 26 January 2013
South Carolina’s Board of Education has voted unanimously to allow Durham School Services to hire scabs from other states in the event of a strike by bus drivers and monitors in two school districts.
By Sandy English, 25 January 2013
As they enter the second week of their strike, school bus drivers have faced increasing pressure from the Bloomberg administration and the corporate media.
25 January 2013
A letter on the assault by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the striking New York school bus drivers.
By Clare Hurley, 23 January 2013
The National Labor Relations Board says it has begun an investigation of company complaints that could lead to an injunction to declare the school bus drivers’ struggle illegal.
By Rosa Shahnazarian and Jerry White, 21 January 2013
Private school bus companies, with behind-the-scenes support from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are appealing to the National Labor Relations Board to order an end to the six-day strike by nearly 9,000 drivers, attendants and mechanics.
By a reporting team, 19 January 2013
The strike by nearly 9,000 school bus drivers in New York City entered its third day on Friday.
By Philip Guelpa, 18 January 2013
New York City school bus drivers and matrons are fighting against a plan to destroy job protections that were won more than 30 years ago.
By Sandy English, 17 January 2013
Nearly 9,000 school bus drivers struck on Wednesday to ensure that job security provisions remain in New York City’s contracts with the private bus companies that transport children.
By a reporting team, 17 January 2013
The WSWS spoke to striking school bus drivers at the Atlantic Express terminal in the Bronx.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 16 January 2013
The SEP calls on workers to support the nearly 9,000 school bus drivers, matrons/attendants and mechanics who have called a strike to defend their right to decent jobs and safe service for children.
By a WSWS reporting team, 16 January 2013
The WSWS spoke with New York school bus drivers Tuesday on the eve of a strike called to defend their jobs.
By Sandy English, 8 January 2013
School bus drivers in New York City, facing a threat to their jobs and pay, may walk off the job this week.
By a WSWS reporting team, 25 March 2011
Pittsburghers for Public Transit and members of Local 85, Amalgamated Transit Union, held a noon rally March 19 against planned transit cuts.
Top AFL-CIO officials, Democrats tied to campaign payoff case
By Martin McLaughlin, 27 November 1999
Former Teamsters official William Hamilton was convicted November 19 of six counts of corrupt practices related to the use of nearly $1 million in union funds to finance the reelection campaign of former union president Ron Carey. A jury deliberated for only two days before returning a verdict of guilt on all counts, including conspiracy, embezzlement, fraud, and making false statements to a federal elections officer.
Business as usual at the Teamsters
By Jerry White, 3 June 1999
Newly-seated Teamsters President James P. Hoffa signed a tentative agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division Wednesday morning to prevent a national strike by 12,800 drivers, mechanics and yard and office workers that could have quickly disrupted the US auto industry.
By Jerry White, 29 May 1999
The contract covering 12,200 Teamsters carhaulers expires midnight Monday and a strike could be launched that would quickly disrupt the US auto industry. A walkout would include drivers, mechanics, yard and office workers employed by the trucking companies that ship vehicles from auto factories, rail yards and ports to car dealerships.
By Jerry White, 18 December 1998