Jackson (Mich.) Public Schools bus drivers picket in protest of possible privatization of their jobs

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jackson Public Schools bus drivers are taking to the street to state their case against potential privatization of their jobs.

Ten JPS bus drivers picketed on N. West Avenue between Monroe and North streets at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Another picket is planned for a similar time on Thursday, June 6 on Wildwood Avenue in front of the JPS administration offices, said Lori Grantham, a bus driver and vice president of the Jackson Education Support Personnel union, which represents bus drivers.

“We’re trying to gain as much public support as we possibly can,” Grantham said “This is our way to get our side out. We don’t believe our voices are being heard.”

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