Durham school bus drivers to express safety, human rights concerns

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - School bus drivers with Durham School Services are expected to voice their concerns Tuesday night over bus safety, service and working conditions in three school districts.

Bus drivers from Charleston, Beaufort, and Dorchester District 2 districts will be joined by representatives from international trade unions, Rep. Wendell Gilliard, former NLRB General Counsel Fred Feinstein, and Ken Riley, president for the South Carolina AFL-CIO.

After the announcement, the drivers will testify at a forum about workplace safety and service issues that may impact the safe transportation of area schoolchildren.

The news conference is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6:15 p.m.  Both events will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Suites on International Boulevard in North Charleston.

According to the bus drivers' union, Durham is the second-largest school bus company in the United States.

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