Rally held to reinstate over 400 bus monitors who were furloughed in Yonkers

A rally was held in Yonkers Thursday pushing to reinstate the more than 400 bus monitors who were furloughed.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2020, 9:26 PM

Updated 1,352 days ago

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A rally was held in Yonkers Thursday pushing to reinstate the more than 400 bus monitors who were furloughed.
The rally was held outside the Yonkers Public Library.
Dozens of union members from the CSEA 9169 were at the rally. The union includes bus monitors and school aides.
Yonkers Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada says the district is facing a looming financial crisis.
He says they cannot afford to pay for services that are not being performed because schools are still closed until Oct. 5.
Many of the people furloughed said the news couldn't come at a worse time. They say it was already a challenge to make ends meet, and now, with a portion of their paychecks taken away, they are at their wit's end.
The district says that the majority of the 414 bus monitors who were furloughed are also food service workers and school aides. The district says those employees will remain on the payroll and are expected to return with students on Oct. 5.
 


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