Westborough braces for possible bus drivers’ strike

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Westborough braces for possible bus drivers’ strike
School bus drivers from Westborough and Marlborough, along with supporters, set up an information picket just before the School Committee meeting. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – As Westborough Public Schools prepares for a possible bus drivers’ strike early next week, its superintendent is among those urging Teamsters Local 170 and NRT Bus to come to a settlement for a new contract.

“It goes without saying that I want them to settle this and they should not be striking, but remaining in negotiation and not using students as leverage,” said Superintendent Amber Bock.

She added that school administrators are working on plans to transport students in case of a strike that could start on Monday, May 8, in Westborough, Framingham and Marlborough.

The Teamsters local and NRT have been negotiating for a new contract for the past few months. Today, both Marlborough Superintendent Mary Murphy and Mayor Arthur Vigeant issued statements also calling for a settlement.

The Community Advocate has reached out to both NRT and Teamsters for comment.

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