NYC Bus Driver Strike Turns Ugly: Vandals Slice Tires on 12 Non-Union Buses
8,000 New York City school bus drivers are on strike forcing over 150,000 children, including disabled children, to find their own ride to school.
The strike turned nasty this week when a private non-union company found twelve of their buses with slashed tires.
CBS Local reported:
With the New York City school bus strike now a week old, it’s starting to get nasty.
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported Wednesday, buses parked in depot had their tires slashed in the dead of night.
The vandalism happened at a private bus company in Greenpoint, Brooklyn — MV Transportation — which operates Reliant Buses.
Overnight, a dozen buses were vandalized.
“We found about 12 vehicles — some of them four tires, some of them a couple of tires that are punctured and just flat,” said Adem Adem of MV Transportation.
The vandalism, or sabotage, happened not at the company’s main yard, but at a satellite lot a quarter-mile away. The satellite lot has no security camera, but bus officials said police were patrolling the main gate at the time.
Adem said it was a “possibility” that the reason for the vandalism could be that the company is hiring non-union drivers.
MV Transportation has been picketed, but has continued to run some routes with new drivers.
It’s funny how this type of violence often occurs when their is a union dispute, huh?