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Seattle School Bus Drivers Go on Strike

The drivers say they are calling for a retirement and health care package that is affordable enough to include their families. First Student says the contract it is offering the drivers is fair.

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Rhode Island city may privatize bus monitor service

Providence seeks cost estimates for privatizing school bus monitors to save money on a tight budget as it puts a new contract agreement out to bid. The city’s municipal employees’ union plans to oppose any attempts to privatize the service.

A story about this dog biting a girl at a school bus stop was one of the most-viewed news items on the SBF website this year.
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Top 5 most-viewed news stories of 2014

News stories that attracted the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com covered such topics as school bus stop-arm cameras, driver union dues and a bus stop dog attack.

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Alaska law will raise pay for some school bus drivers

Voters recently passed a ballot measure increasing the minimum wage by $2 per hour by 2016. Meanwhile, a state law passed in 1989 requires school bus drivers to be paid at least twice the minimum wage, bringing their minimum pay to $19.50 per hour in 2016.

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District scrambles to staff bus routes after driver no-shows

About a dozen Boston Public Schools bus routes were unstaffed Monday morning, leaving 400 students stranded. The bus contractor dispatched supervisors to drive buses Tuesday morning, “due to a continued shortage of union drivers willing to work,” but was able to cover all routes. The no-shows are related to a labor dispute that led to a strike last October.

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