Bus drivers in Jackson (Mich.) district oppose talk of privatization

June 6, 2013
District may outsource transportation jobs to reduce budget shortfall.

Bus drivers for the Jackson (Mich.) school district have been walking a picket line to protest the possible privatization of their jobs. Mlive.com says privatization is one of several options the district is considering to reduce a projected $2.3 million budget shortfall. About 46 positions would be eliminated if the jobs are privatized. The district estimates the move would save about $325,000.

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