A total of 73 drivers have resigned after the city of Chicago forced all city employees, including Lorlite Foot and bus drivers, to receive the Covid vaccine before October 15.
With the resignation of the drivers, the bus companies that had contracts with the City had to rely on Uber and the lift companies to transport students to school. The City paid $ 1,000 each to private companies for this purpose.
The mayor said he would make an agreement with Uber and lift companies to bring students directly to school. Chicago Public Schools opened on August 30. By now, 10 percent of drivers have resigned.
School officials said they had sent a message stating that the existing bus facilities were not available for about 2100 children. More than 400 school driver vacancies exist in the Chicago District, officials said.
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