Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Possible Strike by Sun Link Workers Could Affect 2,000 TUSD Students, District Prepares

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Tucson Unified School District is prepping for a possible strike by Sun Link workers that could affect a couple thousands district students.

If Sun Link and the transit union do not wind up with a contract, the union could vote for a strike, limiting service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the weekdays, and limiting the routes to 3, 8, 11, 16 and 18, according to an article by the Arizona Daily Star.

Negotiations are happening as we speak, facing an 11:59 p.m. deadline today for a final agreement. Discussion between Sun Link and the transit union began June 17, and last week they agreed on a five-day contract extension to continue talks, according to the Star.

TUSD's first day of school is tomorrow, so the district has arranged for additional morning and afternoon routes to accommodate the roughly 2,000 students who rely on Sun Tran to and from school. TUSD buses will not be using the Sun Tran stops, a TUSD press release says. (You can find a list of routes on the TUSD website.) 

Here's more detail on what could be happening tomorrow, according to the press release:
TUSD buses for Sun Tran riders will arrive earlier and depart later than normal. 

The district added 16 mourning buses in case of a strike. The buses should arrive at 6:45 to 6:55 a.m. to the specific schools. 

Afternoon buses are scheduled to arrive at 4:30 to 4:45 p.m, or a little later. 
TUSD will send a message via the ParentLink phone system to families affected by the possible strike by 5 a.m. tomorrow, and will keep them updated throughout. 

For more info, here's the TUSD bus hotline: 225-4800

Tags: , , , ,

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by María Inés Taracena

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Cool Summer Nights

Beat Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing during the Desert Museum’s Cool Summer Nights. The stunning… More

@ Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2 2021 N. Kinney Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. A Few Thoughts on the New AzMERIT Scores (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 13 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Dr. Word Says: Trump Tries His Hand at Poetry (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Tour Diaries! XIXA Day 7: Memories of Dylan and Meeting Former Czech President Václav Havel at Gunpoint. Also, Sold Out Show! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: The Dating Game, Repeatedly (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation