SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT SAFETY, WAGE THEFT CONCERNS

Workers, Community Leaders Call for Better Safety and Working Conditions at Durham
(Rosedale, Md.) – On Thursday, May 23, at 10 a.m., school bus drivers with Durham School Services who transport students attending Baltimore City Public Schools will join with political and other community leaders to demand better and safer working conditions.
Durham drivers are joining together to speak out about workplace safety and service issues that may impact the safe transportation of area schoolchildren. These concerns include black mold on the buses, electrical issues and a recent fire on a Durham school bus, among other concerns.
More than 85 Durham drivers have signed on to a class-action lawsuit claiming wage theft by the contractor.
Durham is a large multinational corporation and the second-largest provider of school bus transportation services in the United States.
WHO:                           Durham School Services school bus drivers and attendants
       Sean Cedenio, Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 570
       J. Ronald DeJuliis, Maryland Commissioner of Labor & Industry
WHAT:                         School Bus Driver “Speak Out”
WHEN:                         Thursday, May 23, 2013
       10 a.m.
WHERE:                       9727 Philadelphia Rd.
        Rosedale, MD 21237
       (Next to the Durham School Bus yard)
VISUALS:                     School bus drivers with signs that say “Safe Buses Now” and “Durham – Stop Wage Theft.”

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