Greenwich Public Schools preparing for possible bus driver strike
Greenwich Public Schools is preparing for possible bus driver strike. The union and bus company spent the day at the bargaining table, but did not reach an agreement.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. Greenwich Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Leverette is prepared for the possibility of a strike. He says each school has a clear plan, claiming the district has been working with the Greenwich Police Department to alter traffic plans around the schools. In the event of a strike, Leverett is asking drivers to avoid school areas from 7-9 in the morning and 2-4 in the afternoon. Student Transportation of America had no comment other than it is optimistic an agreement will be reached. Drivers say they are not setting a deadline to strike, but will give the district warning.