Framingham School Bus Strike Averted
FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Sunday, May 7, 2023, Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay posted a notice to the Framingham Public School community, writing "We are happy to share that an agreement was reached between NRT, our bus company, and the Teamsters Union, who is representing the bus drivers. There is not going to be a Bus Driver Strike."
Tremblay went on to say that school transportation will operate normally, and telling parents/guardians of Framingham public school students that if they had received a notice from the Transportation Department regarding a bus change, that they should disregard the message and follow their normal routine for children's transportation to school and home.
Although the bus strike would have affected Framingham schools, the strike was against an outside contractor and not against Framingham or the School Department.
For the past several weeks disagreement between school bus drivers (and monitors) from Teamsters Local 170 of Worcester, MA planned to strike NRT Bus (a subsidiary of Beacon Mobility) which currently contracts to provide school transportation to Framingham, Marlborough and Westborough, MA.