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Strike Deadline For Bus Workers Extended In Dutchess

The strike deadline by Dutchess County bus system workers has been extended to Tuesday, April 10.
The strike deadline by Dutchess County bus system workers has been extended to Tuesday, April 10. Photo Credit: File

The strike deadline by Dutchess County bus system workers has been extended to Tuesday, April 10.

A strike was to begin as early as Wednesday, but Teamsters Local 445 agreed to extend its deadline at the request of federal mediator Kathy Murray-Cannon.

The key issue is pay, according to a union spokesman.

The county urged passengers to seek alternative transportation in case of service disruptions during a strike.

The union has agreed to notify the public at 5 p.m. the day before a strike begins.

The bus drivers' starting pay is $18.83 per hour, and tops off at $21.97 per hour, according to the union.

Union members learned of the delay Tuesday in person and through newsletters.

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