NYC school bus service resumes; some workers fired
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 New York City school bus assistants have been fired after returning to the job with other assistants and bus drivers for the first time since their monthlong strike ended.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 spokeswoman Maggie McKeon told The Associated Press that the apparently fired workers arrived on the job Wednesday, but they were told by bus company executives that they would not be working.
The Daily News of New York reported that a Brooklyn bus company owner told union President Michael Cordiello in a letter that a subsidiary company employing bus assistants, also known as bus matrons, was closing and its workers would be fired.
Someone answering the phone at the company, Boro Wide Buses, said owner Joseph Fazzia had no comment.
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