The women say in documents filed in Delta County Circuit Court that they complained to the district and had lost wages, lost benefits and emotional distress.
Close to half of Oakland County’s 28 public school districts are looking for new school bus drivers and food service workers.
Drivers are being heavily recruited by the department for the first time in years.
Detroit’s bus system is looking to hire a number of qualified mechanics and bus drivers to fill several open positions.
Detroit buses are back on the road Tuesday after a “sickout” shutdown the city’s transit system.
“I need 180 bus drivers for peak A.M. service delivery and 175 of them called in sick today.”
A bus driver sickout appears to be unfolding within the Detroit Department of Transportation, as several buses aren’t running, leaving riders scrambling.
Westbrook says that despite a rally just last month another is needed because Detroit city leaders haven’t done anything to help the problem.
“They get on the buses and they’re irate — and they’re taking it out on each other.”
A Detroit Department of Transportation bus rider says she was attacked by an out-of-control bus driver.