Hinds Co. Bus Drivers Vote To Strike
Talks of a possible strike have made headlines recently, but Hinds County First Student bus drivers now say that they will walk out tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. Willie Smith, president of Teamsters Local 891, sent out this press release. The union is only striking in Hinds County with the union placing the blame on Hinds County Superintendent Stephen Handley. Handley argues that the dispute is between First Student and the union and issued this press release earlier this morning. The school district is also posting updates at this website and they are working with First Student to continue to provide transportation even with the strike in place.
I hope the bus drivers realize they will receive no pay other than the union stipend and can lose their jobs to replacement workers.
Here is my previous coverage of the strike.