BANGOR – Employees at a local bus company are considering forming a union.
A former Cyr bus driver told ABC 7 & FOX 22 that employees had been discussing ongoing issues and concerns, including safety.
Tuesday, he and other drivers met to talk about the possibility of unionizing in an effort to have their concerns addressed.
“I mean, you can’t stop everything. Some things will happen, but if there are some steps that we can take that are simple and actually free, no adjustment to the school zones or anything, there’s a number of different things that we can tackle that can make the situation safer,” said Richard Freeman, a former Cyr bus driver.
Freeman says some of his concerns include incidents where bus monitors have been struck, loading zone rules at schools have not been enforced, and times where drivers have lacked access to medical information for riders with special needs.
We reached out to Cyr for comment but have not heard back.