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First Student Bus Drivers Rally For Year-Round Pay

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CHATHAM COUNTY, GA - First Student bus drivers are rallying for year-round pay. Recent Georgia legislation won't allow these school bus drivers to collect unemployment benefits in the summer of 2015. Now these workers are fighting for a new contract, negotiated between First Student and the school district, which they hope will include payment for 12 months.

One bus driver said he's on a fixed income and not having any money come in for three months will be difficult.

“I really worry about my family, if they don't step up to the plate and help us with unemployment or some compensation that makes up for the loss of that,” said First Student Bus Driver Sonny Hansen.

The next community meeting on this issue is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Civil Rights Museum on MLK Jr. Boulevard.

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