NY school bus strike ends in defeat

By MARTY GOODMAN NEW YORK—Some 8800 school bus drivers and helpers (called “matrons”) returned to their jobs on Feb. 16 after losing a bitter month-long strike over the city’s cancellation of job security guarantees, known as Employee Protection Provisions (EPP). The EPP includes seniority-based hiring, training, health care, and benefits. Now when private bus companies, … Continue reading NY school bus strike ends in defeat

Hurricane Sandy: An unnatural disaster

By ANDREW POLLACK NEW YORK—By now the scientific consensus is clear: the fury of Hurricane Sandy was greatly magnified by human-caused climate change. Scientists, said a Scientific American article, are now linking climate change “directly to intense storms and other extreme weather events.” In the case of Sandy, this meant the interaction of a hurricane moving … Continue reading Hurricane Sandy: An unnatural disaster