Bus drivers in New York and Minneapolis refused to transport arrested people protesting in response to the death of George Floyd. In Minneapolis, where protests began, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) president John Costa said it would be "a misuse of public transit." In a May 28 press release he wrote: "As our members, bus drivers have the right to refuse work they consider dangerous or unsafe during the pandemic, so too, Minneapolis bus drivers, our members, have the right to refuse the dangerous duty of transporting police to protests and arrested demonstrators away from these communities where many of these drivers live."

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