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School Bus Strike in Connecticut Ends

Dozens of school bus drivers from Meriden Public Schools went on strike before Labor Day, blocking buses and chanting for higher pay as well as 401K contributions and healthcare assistance. The strike has since ended, and operations will be back in full swing on Wednesday, reported NBC Connecticut News.

According to the article, the school bus drivers, represented by Teamsters, went on strike on the third day of school, which led to the parents having to figure out home-to-school transportation for their children.

This came amid contract negotiations that had been reportedly going on since May where both sides, Britain Transportation Company and Teamsters were at odds over wages.

The strike ended Tuesday, and operations will reportedly begin again on Wednesday.

Teamsters gave New Britain Transportation Company until 11:59 p.m. last Thursday to reach a deal for a new contract and avoid a strike.

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