Dozens of school bus drivers in DeKalb County, GA have been on strike since Friday morning. According to Channel 2 News, nearly 60 drivers called out sick Friday, Monday and Tuesday.
Many of the drivers told Channel 2 News that they went on strike to get the district’s attention, and it worked.
They want more enforcement of children keeping their masks on while riding the bus, higher pay, to know when a child with COVID-19 gets on the bus and to have plexiglass installed for their protection.
DeKalb resident Marckieth DeJesus: “MARTA bus drivers have it, Greyhound bus drivers have it, Mega Bus has it. Why don’t the schools have it?”
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I don’t think the drivers are being unreasonable. Kids SHOULD be wearing face coverings anyway due to the amount of contact they have with other kids on a daily basis.
I don’t think the drivers are being unreasonable.
I lived in DeKalb and this hasn’t been a nightmare . Having to get my kids to school and be at work by 8 is insane.
I’m neutral but I will say some type of medium ground needs to be met