A big shout-out to bus company owner Joseph Fazzia, a man who’s going to need all the support — and protection — he can muster.
Over 100 Brooklyn bus matrons who came back to work this morning after their union ended its month-long school bus strike were abruptly terminated — after being told their company had folded.
When they arrived at their Red Hook bus depot around 5 a.m., shocked members of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union were told they could reapply for positions with affiliated bus companies – but only working under a different union.
“[I’ve lost] hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’m not losing another nickel more,” the owner of the shuttered firm, Joseph Fazzia, shouted toward a group of matrons. “This union thinks they can tell me what to do — they can go f–k themselves!”
A letter signed by Fazzia, president of the affiliated companies Boro Wide Buses, JoFaz Transportation and Canal Escorts, said that Canal had folded because it had been unable to meet its contractual requirements with the Department of Education during the strike.
“The layoffs are permanent,” the letter said.
Bless his heart. These union swine deserve nothing less after leaving disabled children stranded for over a month.