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Union says school bus-driver strike is “imminent”

the las cruces public schools district. with no progress reported between the union and its employer, the union says a strike coming. abc7s jamie warren continues to stay on top of this developing story. open … she is live tonight with our new mexico mobile newsroom … rick and estela, union reps tell us today a strike is imminent. they say it could happen by thursday. nats: to put student safety first and treat people in the community with the respect they deserve! sot: i don’t think it’s a good idea for them to strike right now sot: what are they going to do we have to miss work because we have to take our kids to school now? parents say they’re overwhelmed knowing their kids may not have a ride to school 6:52:14 nats: sts! safety now! but the union isn’t backing down. stephanie 6:59;00 you know we’re fed up nearly 80 frustrated union members once again picketed outside their employer, student transportation specialists, with nothing new to announce. stephanie 6:59:10 a strike is inevitable if things don’t change the drivers say buses are overcrowded, and unsafe. sts says some routes do have three students per seat, but they say that’s within the law. they deny exceeding capacity. 07:03:15 it’s not fair to put the kids in jeapordy because they need to get to school union members say it’s for their kids wellbeing. and they’d like a raise from their starting pay of $10 per hour. stephanie 7:00:58 the bottom line is enough is enough that student safety isn’t being put first marcos 6:54:28 we need to see some change and we need to see it now tag the union and sts are meeting once again tomorrow morning. we will update you on air and online with what happens. it’s history versus safety tonight in el paso’s

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