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According to the drivers, Monarch Bus Services and Minneapolis & Suburban Bus Company fired them back in January after they formed a group called the United Community of Drivers to address work conditions and discrimination issues. They claim that the companies refused to listen to their concerns and threatened to call the police if they did not leave the property. The drivers, who are of Somali origin, claim that the buses they were assigned to drive had no heat and were in disrepair, while drivers of other ethnic groups were given the newer buses with functioning heating systems. They also claim that the companies arbitrarily reduced their hours and did not pay them for some of the time worked. “Clearly, that is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, which allows groups of employees to form groups to talk to employers about working conditions,” said Ellen Longf...

Full article: http://stnonline.com/news/latest-news/item/7536-bus-drive...

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