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Published: Wednesday, 2/20/2013

NYC school bus service resumes after strike


NEW YORK  — New York City school bus drivers who serve 152,000 children are back to work after a monthlong strike.

Regular schedules resumed today on all routes serving the nation's largest public school system.

Driver Philip Pan proudly displayed a hand-written “welcome back” card on the dashboard of his bus. Pan says he and the people he serves are “like a family.”

Drivers and assistants from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 walked off the job Jan. 16. That forced students to take taxis, public transportation or car services. Many of those affected are disabled.

Union officials called off the strike Friday after leading mayoral candidates promised to address job security issues if elected.

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