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Doughtery County bus driver concerns

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A national union representative addresses the Dougherty County School Board about safety and pay concerns school bus driver have.

The Service Employees International Union and the National Association of Government Employees has received complaints from bus drivers and mechanics about overcrowded buses, bus maintenance and pay.

The union says the workers are afraid they'll lose their jobs if they speak up. The superintendent says they shouldn't be.

" I want them all to have a safe working environment, I want them to not be fearful to come to work. Scared you're going to lose your job," said Cathey Nelson, Natl Rep Sew/Nage.

"We have an open door policy and I would fire an employee that threatened an underling with retaliation or with termination," said Dr. David Mosely, Superintendent.

Union representatives plan to meet with Dr. Mosely sometime next month.

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