NYC Parent: School Bus Strike 'An Inconvenience'
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More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students, many disabled, trying to find other ways to get to school. (Jan. 16)

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DURATION: 2:23----------------------------------------AP Television News / AP Television News CLIENTS ONLYNew York City - January 16, 20131. Wide, parents walking their kids to school2. Close, women getting out of a taxi with a group of kids3. Wide, man getting out of a taxi with a little girl4. SOUNDBITE: Matthew Mosca, parent :" This morning it was either a taxi or driving or the bus.(reporter question: So what did you do?) We took a taxi. ( reporter question : And what do you think about this strike?) It's inconvenience but I support the union so hopefully gets resolved quickly."5. Wide, little girls getting out of a taxi6. Wide, 5-year-old Ella and her dad Matthew Mosca walking up to school7. SOUNDBITE: Peter Curry, parent :" You know, I had to drive her here so instead of her taking the bus which means transferring her to the car, breaking down the wheel chair, getting here, setting up the wheel chair, transferring her from the car when normally she would just wheel right in to the school bus, and be lifted up on the elevator."8. Close, Curry carrying his daughter Maisy (MAY-ZEE) to the her wheel chair9. Close, women gathering up backpacks in the back of a minivan10. SOUNDBITE: Michelle Hunt, parent of two :" It was pretty tough because we have to be at work, and you know we are trying to get all the kids into a car. All the parents are trying to do the best that we can. Just trying to help each other."11. Wide, parents with kids 12. SOUNDBITE: Susan Olender, parent of three kids :" It's a good group. Strong group of kids. They rallied. (reporter question : How about the parents ?) We'll be late for work. It could be hard, but we're gonna try to coordinate a group of parents to split the work."13. Wide, group of parents and kids walking up to the schoolStoryline:Parents and guardians of kids who go to P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep in New York City scrambled to get their kids to school on a rainy and snowy Wednesday morning after school bus drivers hit the picket lines.Five-year-old Ella Mosca and her dad Matthew chose to take a taxi in order to make it to school on time."It's inconvenience but I support the union so hopefully gets resolved quickly," Mosca said.Peter Curry brought his 7-year-old daughter Maisy (MAY-ZEE) and her wheel chair in the family car. Curry says getting his daughter to school any other way other than the bus is a big inconvenience." You know, I had to drive her here so instead of her taking the bus which means transferring her to the car, breaking down the wheel chair, getting here, setting up the wheel chair, transferring her from the car when normally she would just wheel right in to the school bus, and be lifted up on the elevator," Curry said.A few resourceful parents chose to carpool.Michelle Hunt who has two kids, and Susan Olender who has three joined forces and showed up together in a minivan." It was pretty tough because we have to be at work, and you know we are trying to get all the kids into a car. All the parents are trying to do the best that we can. Just trying to help each other," Hunt said.Students and parents seem to be taking the strike in stride for now." It's a good group. Strong group of kids. They rallied. We'll be late for work. It could be hard, but we're gonna try to coordinate a group of parents to split the work," Olender said through a smile.(****END****)