COVID-19 Update for First Student Springfield Big Bus

First Student Regular Needs Transportation:  The Union has been in touch with the Employer daily.  We, along with First Student, are encouraging all to sign up for unemployment as we await further information.  At this time First Student is meeting and asking the School Department to continue to fund the transportation bills for at least the next three weeks while the shutdown is upon us.  Our goal, of course, is to see the funds continue to flow to First Student and in turn to the drivers in the hopes to get drivers paid during the three week shutdown.  Should this happen drivers could of course cancel or payback any unemployment claim.  Once we know more we will update you all.

First Student Mechanics: At this time First Student maintains that mechanics are to report to work and be compensated.