Greenwich school bus drivers rally as strike threat looms

Greenwich students may soon have to find their way to school without a school bus. The Greenwich Transport Workers Union says a strike is possible because negotiations aren't going as well as planned.Thursday morning many of those drivers, who have been without a contract since last year, held a practice strike outside of the district's bus lot. The union is asking for a guarantee of 42 weeks pay, plus more affordable health care and other benefits the drivers had under the previous bus company.Calls made by News 12 Connecticut to the bus company, Student Transportation of America, were not returned. Drivers say they plan to wait until after the negotiating session on Tuesday before they decide whether or not they'll strike. With the possibility of a strike looming, Greenwich School officials say they may need some help from parents. In the event of a strike, parents are asked to log onto the Greenwich Public Schools Web site.

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