NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A school bus drivers union says a strike is still possible as negotiators try to hammer out a contract with a company that buses 18,000 New Haven students.
Negotiations with First Student Inc. ended last night after a protest by drivers.
A spokeswoman for the company say it was very pleased with negotiations yesterday and that talks will continue next week.
A spokesman for CSEA/SEIU Local 2001, Ben Phillips, says talks are productive but adds that a strike is still possible. The last contract expired June 30.
The union says drivers have voted to strike if an agreement is not reached.
The New Haven Register reports drivers have concerns about pay, student safety in particular, badly behaved students who ride the buses and other issues.