A couple of weeks ago, DeKalb Bus Drivers staged a 3 day sickout to protest low wages, impossible working conditions, and continual disrespect from their supervisors and the county School Board. In response to their peaceful advocacy, DeKalb County responded by firing several bus drivers. These brave drivers have attracted the attention of local parents, students, and concerned community members and are fighting for their hard earned wages and jobs back. They’re joining the wave of education workers in Virginia, Arizona, and New Mexico, amongst others, who are striking, staging sick-outs, picketing, and grabbing national and global attention to the education struggle.
We are gathering on the Georgia Capitol to continue this fight. We are demanding that the fired drivers are re-hired. We are demanding that they be given living wages and decent retirement packages. We are demanding that our children not be subjected to danger because DeKalb prioritizes the bottom line over safe buses and decent working conditions.
We know that there is an Education Revolution and Georgia is waking up to it!
PLEASE WEAR RED. Just like the striking teachers and bus drivers in the Southwest, we wear #RedForEd here in Georgia. Show your support and show Superintendent Green and others that WE CARE ABOUT EDUCATION IN GEORGIA!