For the first time in more than twenty years, Boston school bus drivers went on strike today — angering city officials, and complicating the lives of school administrators, parents, and more than 30,000 students across the city. Some of them took public transportation to school. Others were picked up and delivered by Boston police.
The bus drivers are upset over changes in their health care plan, pay roll problems, and other grievances with the transportation company that runs the busses. Boston Mayor Tom Menino called the strike "illegal," and said the city has gone to court to force the drivers back to work tomorrow morning.
Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter.
This segment aired on October 8, 2013.