COVENTRY, Conn. (WTNH) — Bus drivers in Coventry have ended their strike and transportation is expected to resume as normal on Tuesday, according to an announcement from Coventry Public Schools Superintendent David J. Petrone.
In the announcement, Petrone said he was happy to inform families the bus strike was over and regular transportation would resume for students.
Petrone said M&J Bus Inc. and the Teamster Local 671 are working together to come to a four-year agreement.
The above video is from the 4 p.m. newscast on 9/11/23.
“We cannot thank parents enough for your patience, words of support, and resourcefulness during this time. I am forever grateful for this Coventry community,” he said.
In a Facebook post Monday night, the union said it had “secured historic improvements in wages, retirement benefits, holidays, longevity bonus, attendance bonus, life insurance, and more.”
The above video is from the 5 a.m. newscast on 9/11/23.
Coventry bus drivers began striking on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for higher wages. The drivers claimed other bus drivers in Connecticut were making a few dollars more an hour from M&J Bus Inc.
According to the principal officer of Teamster Local 671, the union and the company continued negotiations over the weekend. The end of the strike was announced on Monday afternoon.