Bus drivers threaten to strike in Yonkers

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YONKERS -

Hundreds of school bus drivers and bus monitors from TWU Local 100 almost shut down parts of Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers Thursday to rally public support in their battle for a new contract

They are demanding that the bus company First Mile Square give them the same benefits other county drivers get, including more money, a guaranteed 25-hour work week and one paid sick day. 

The union says workers have been without a contract since June and that they will have no qualms about walking off the job if they don't get one soon.

“If we don't see progress in our negotiations, we're going out on strike on Monday,” says TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano.

Representatives from First Mile Square didn't want to go on camera, but told News 12 that they are continuing to negotiate with the union behind closed doors. They say they remain hopeful an agreement can be reached with the union.

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