Last May, Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, unilaterally decided to deny access to unemployment benefits to about 64,000 contracted bus drivers, custodians, crossing guards and cafeteria workers.
Since then, Atlanta Jobs with Justice has lead the Justice for School Workers campaign demanding that Commissioner Butler reinstate their unemployment benefits. Throughout the year, workers and supporters have spoken out, demonstrated, and petitioned for their benefits. On the evening on Thursday, April 4, 2013 the historic anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, the workers won a massive victory in the State of GA!
Check out the victory announcement from Atlanta Jobs with Justice here.