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UTU 1741 School Bus Drivers Rally Against First Student
Date 08/12/01/03:13

SF UTU 1741 First Student bus drivers will be picketing to protest the firing of a long term bus driver and union busting by First Student

12/4 SF Rally: UTU 1741 School Bus Drivers Protesting Union Busting & Firing By First Student

Contact: Laurie Cahn, spokesperson, UTU 1741/San Francisco School Bus Drivers
(415) 608-4092

School bus drivers gather to protest contract-violating firings by First Student

Drivers suddenly without jobs, health insurance days before the holiday season begins; students lose experienced drivers

SAN FRANCISCOŚMore than 100 San Francisco school bus drivers are expected to gather to protest the sudden, contract-violating firings of school bus drivers by First Student, the nation's largest operator of school buses. This action is part of a national effort that includes Bus Driver Unions in Santa Rosa, CA; Buffalo, NY; and Boston, MA.

WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 10:00 AM

WHERE: First Student Bus yard; 2270 Jerrold Ave. San Francisco CA 94124

WHO: A veteran driver with 24 accident free years of school bus driving in San Francisco, fired under an arbitrary new rule, for a minor first time accident.

WHY: San Francisco's school bus drivers are demanding that:
First Student stop arbitrary firings and honor the progressive discipline section of our legally negotiated union contract
reinstate illegally terminated drivers immediately
stop campaign of intimidation and fear against drivers

***This event will furnish opportunities for photographs as demonstrators will be picketing and marching with signs in front of the bus yard.***

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