Durham: 'Good progress' made in talks with bus drivers' union

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Negotiations between Durham School Services and the Teamsters Local 509 union representing many of its school bus drivers will continue next week, according to the company.

Durham spokesperson Carina Noble said Friday the two sides had made "very good progress, but still need additional time to fine-tune some details."

Noble added that Durham representatives have been assured by the union that a strike would not occur as long as active discussions continued.

Last week, Durham representative John Elliott said Durham had offered drivers a .45-cent-per-hour increase in wages, while the union was requesting a $1-per-hour wage increase.

Throughout negotiations, Charleston County Schools Superintendent Dr. Nacny McGinley has urged parents to be prepared in case of a strike.

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