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School Bus Drivers & Driver Assistants Lost Certificate Request Forms

Click the links below to access the Lost Certificate Forms:

Bus Driver - Lost Certificate Form

Attendant/Monitor - Lost Certificate Form

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

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NYS Coronavirus/COVID-19 Hotline – 1-888-364-3065

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NYS Unemployment Insurance Hotline - 1-888-469-7365 (New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for unemploymetn insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus closures or quarantines)

NYS COVID Rent Relief Program -

NYS Unemployment F.A.Q. COVID-19 - PDF Document

NYS Unemployment F.A.Q. Work Search during the COVID-19 Pandemic -

NYS New Paid Leave for COVID-19 Website -

NYS COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law-

NYS Summary of COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law-

New York State of Health - The Official Health Plan Marketplace:

Meditation & Mindfulness - New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you — to help you find some time and space as you weather this storm -

Nassau County:

Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline – 1-516-227-9570

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Suffolk County:

Suffolk County Public Health Hotline – 1-631-787-2200

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Suffolk County United Together Fund (A Response Fund for COVID-19) - PDF Document

New York City:

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COVID-19 Victims Services Resources - PDF Document

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CDC - Resources & Support:

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New York State AFL-CIO Union Strong - COVID-19 Relief for Workers:

COVID-19 Relief for Workers Podcast -

NYS COVID-19 Benefit Chart - PDF Document

Federal COVID-19 Benefit Chart - PDF Document

Teamsters Safety & Health Fact Sheet:

Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Statement on Killing of George Floyd

“It is our duty as working people and union members to fight institutional racism head-on.”

George Miranda, President of the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus and President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, made the following statement on the killing of George Floyd...Click here to read more


DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice regarding marijuana and CBD testing.

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There is a bill pending in Albany that is extremely important to all of our school bus drivers and driver assistants regarding disqualifications.  This is Bill number S402. The purpose of this bill is to have school districts abide by your collective bargaining agreement with regard to disciplinary action.  Right now, employees of the transportation contractor of the school district have contractual protections covering disciplinary actions, but the school district is not a party to that contract.  Therefore, the school district is able to undertake disciplinary action against the employees of its contractor, without due process protections.  This legislation does not prevent the district from undertaking a disciplinary action, it merely requires the district to abide by the terms in an existing contract between its transportation contractor and its employees.

I urge all members to contact their State Senators today and let them know we need this bill passed without delay.  Follow the links to your representative and encourage them to pass bill number S402.

Click here to read Assembly Bill S402

Click here for a list of Long Island Senators

New York State Senate Website

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