School Bus Drivers Speak Out About Safety, Human Rights Concerns
(Bagdad, Fla.) – The following is being released by the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters:
On Thursday, Apr. 18, at 5:45 p.m., school bus drivers from Milton, Pace and
Navarre will hold a press conference to speak out about serious concerns over
school bus safety, service and working conditions at Durham School Services.
Immediately following the press conference, the drivers will testify at a
forum about workplace safety and service issues that may impact the safe
transportation of area schoolchildren.
The drivers will be joined by international guests from Europe and the U.S.,
including prominent trade unionists, civil rights, political and faith
leaders, who will participate in the forum. Guests will include Dr. Arthur M.
Rocker Sr., Chair of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Florida
chapter and a prominent civil rights leader. Local community leaders and
members will also be in attendance.
Durham is the second-largest school bus company in the United States. Durham
is a subsidiary of National Express Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based
multinational transportation company.
WHO:Durham School Services school bus drivers and monitors
Representatives from international trade unions
Dr. Arthur M. Rocker Sr., Chair of the Florida Southern Christian Leadership
WHAT:Durham School Bus Workers' Forum
WHEN:Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013
Press Conference: 5:45 p.m.
Forum and driver testimony: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:Bagdad Community Center
6860 Pooley St.
Kara Deniz (202) 497-6610
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 18, 2013/
SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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