MEA statement on Walled Lake bus driver absences

WALLED LAKE, Mich., May 8, 2013 -- The following can be attributed to Aaron Sheposh, MEA UniServ Director for Walled Lake, in response to this morning’s absences by the district’s bus drivers (represented by the Walled Lake Transportation Association):

“Neither the Michigan Education Association nor the Walled Lake Transportation Association knew about any actions being taken by the bus drivers this morning.  We learned about the absences along with the rest of the community.

 

“The recent decision to fire all the drivers and replace them with a private company has stirred strong emotions among both the employees and the community.  To replace the first school-related faces students see in the morning with a for-profit company is a disservice to those students and the years of dedication by the drivers.”

 

Contact: MEA Public Affairs – 517-337-5508