A school district's attempt to stop a possible bus driver strike is moving to federal court.
The union representing drivers in Belmont, New Hampshire authorized a strike Monday after rejecting the latest contract offer from First Student.
Both sides hope for an agreement and met in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. They plan to reconvene next Tuesday.
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Meanwhile, the school administrative unit that includes the Timberlane and Hampstead regional districts filed an injunction in Rockingham County Superior Court seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent a strike.
The superior court held a hearing Thursday but the union filed a petition to transfer the case to federal court instead.