School Bus Driver Alejandro Bustamante Is Victim of the Virus

The union sadly announces the passing of Alejandro Bustamante, a School Bus driver for the First Mile Square School Bus Company in Yonkers, NY.  Brother Bustamante is the 11th Local 100 member, and first from our School Bus Division, to die of the Coronavirus plague.  Brother Bustamante had been with Mile Square since 2014 and was a resident of Yonkers.

Sandra Claderon, a friend and co-worker whose own daughter was transported to school on Brother Bustamante’s bus, said: “Alejandro took my daughter to school safely every day.  He was responsible, respectful and always smiling.  He was a very religious person who was very involved with his church.  He will be deeply missed by all at Mile Square.”

School Bus Division Chair Gus Moghrabi said that Brother Bustamante’s death “has hit our Division hard.  We are all extremely upset about his passing, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Local 100 President Tony Utano echoed those sentiments, and add: “Alejandro’s death is a stark reminder that this blight affects every corner of America, and every segment of our society.  We all mourn with his family and his co-workers at Mile Square.”