A standoff between striking school bus drivers and aides looking for job protections and a city administration that says th Moncler jacket sale cheap ey just can’t have it has the potential to go on for some time, observers said, as parents scrambled for a second day to figure out alternatives for tens of thousands of students who need to get to school.
Union head Michael Cordiello said the drivers will strike until Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city agree to put a job security clause back into their contract.
“I came to urge the mayor to r moncler down jackets esolve this strike,” Cordiello, president of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, said on Tuesday. “It is within his power to do so.”
But Bloomberg said the strike “is about job guarantees that the union just can’t have.”
The city has put its contracts with private bus companies up for bid, aiming to cut costs. Local 1181 says drivers could suddenly lose their jobs when contracts expire in June.
Bloomberg has said the city moncler sale must seek competitive bids to save money.
The union sought job protections for current drivers in the new contracts. The city said that the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has barred it from including such provisions because of competitive bidding laws; the union said that’s not so.
The dispute pits moncler women coats two seemingly irreconcilable imperatives against each other: city budget constraints and union members’ desire to keep their jobs. Absent an injunction, the strike could last a long time, observers on both sides of the issue said.
“It could go on a very long time,” said Susan Schurman, dean of Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations — herself a b cheap moncler outletus driver in her youth. “The parties have clearly locked into a classic adversarial battle.”