School Bus Drivers To Address School Board About Safety And Service Concerns
Durham Drivers Speak Out As Santa Rosa County School Board Prepares To Award
Student Transportation Contract
(Milton, Fla.) – The following is being released by the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters:
On Thursday, Apr. 25, at 6:30 p.m., school bus drivers from Milton, Pace and
Navarre will address the Santa Rosa County School Board about serious concerns
over safety, service and respect at Durham School Services.
The Board is expected to act on a recommendation by its committee to award a
new five-year school bus transportation contract to Durham at this meeting.
Durham currently holds the district contract for school bus transportation.
Drivers and monitors believe school bus safety and service should be a concern
for the entire community and that Durham has not fulfilled its promises to the
school district and employees in its current contract.
"Durham wants to pass this off as a union issue, but it's not. We love our
kids and our efforts to be heard are all about providing safe, quality
transportation to them. It would be immoral not to come forward when we have
such deep concerns for our children," said Kim McLaughlin, a Durham driver.
Durham workers brought these concerns to public attention at an Apr. 18 forum
in Bagdad, Fla., where they were joined by international guests from Europe
and the U.S., including prominent trade unionists, civil rights, political and
faith leaders. Durham is a subsidiary of National Express Group PLC, a United
Kingdom-based multinational transportation company.
WHO: Durham school bus drivers and monitors
WHAT:School bus workers speak out at Santa Rosa County School Board
WHEN:Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013
WHERE:Santa Rosa County School District Building
5086 Canal Street
Milton, Fla. 32570
Kara Deniz (202) 497-6610
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Apr. 24, 2013/
SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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