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Union, school bus company reach 3-year deal, avoid strikePosted: Updated:
A three-year deal was reached late Friday afternoon between Local 100 and the First Mile Square bus company, avoiding a strike that had been planned for Monday.
Both sides returned to the negotiating table Friday morning, one day after union members held a raucous rally outside the bus depot.
The deal includes a 3 percent pay increase, a paid sick day and guaranteed hours. The drivers had been working without a contract since June.
Union officials say they didn't want to strike, but they felt the bus company was not negotiating in good faith.
Officials from the First Mile Square bus company says it was always their intention to have uninterrupted bus service.
A strike would have affected Yonkers, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck school districts.