Some of the Indianapolis Public Schools bus drivers walked off the job yesterday. They're irked an' by golly, they'll show them
Yeah. These lamoids -- hey, their union's name is pronounced, "Aw, fsck me!" -- pulled an illegal walkout 'cos they have been gaming the system for years, collecting unemployment while school's out, and the Legislature closed that loophole: if you're idled by a normally scheduled shutdown -- like, say, school not being held in summer -- you can't collect. The bus drivers filed anyway, got their checks...and now Indiana wants the money back. (Good luck with that, I seriously doubt there's a lot of margin for savings even with four months of unemployment dollars added to a school bus driver's pay. Which means the subcontractor's been coasting on the state for years, too, counting on them to pick up enough of the idle-time slack that drivers don't seek other work. Plenty of Fail to go around!)
To the credit of AFSCME Local 3827, union officers were begging the drivers to go back to work, so the kids would get home on time and with minimal parental worry. Some drivers did, good for them; others didn't. Remind me again what it was the students or their parents did to prompt this? (Oh, yeah, vote in a Legislature determined not to overspend. H'mm.)
1. Actually named "Indiana Department of Workforce Development." Tut-tut, Mr. Orwell, tut-tut.
2. Nothing personal, except it's typical of the degree of nuance to expect.