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School bus companies, drivers union meet Monday
NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City school bus companies and union leaders have been meeting in an effort to resolve the strike.
A mediator was conducting the meeting at the mayor's official residence, Gracie Mansion.
The strike by school bus drivers and aides entered its eighth day Monday.
The conflict is over the city's need to rein in spiraling costs against the bus drivers' goal of keeping their jobs.
The city contracts with private bus companies. It says the city must seek competitive bids to save money. Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union wants the new contracts to include job protections for current drivers.
Some buses have been running because their drivers are not members of the union.
A decision is expected this week on whether the strike is even legal, after the National Labor Relations Board heard challenges last week.
Summary and links:
The city is taking the following steps for families of students who currently receive yellow bus service:
The DOE will continue to update New Yorkers and will post new information on Schools.NYC.gov. Information will also be available at 311.
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