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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Palmer Seeks to Assure Parents on Bus Driver Strike Situation

Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer sought to assure Westport parents today that the threat of a bus drivers’ strike is not imminent.

In an afternoon email, she said, “We continue to keep our lines of communication open with Dattco regarding the status of their negotiations with their drivers. 

“We are pleased that there was no disruption to service today, and we have assurances from Dattco that this level of service should continue as both sides continue to negotiate next week.”

A contract with the drivers, represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 371, expired at midnight Wednesday. Negotiations are set to continue on Monday.

Palmer extended a special note of appreciation to the Westport Police Department, which made officers available in the morning to handle any possible traffic issues or events related to this labor situation.

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Posted 04/27/17 at 03:06 PM  Permalink



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