Connecticut school bus drivers protest for better wages

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A group of school bus drivers is protesting for better wages. They gathered Thursday morning on Short Beach Road in East Haven to make their voices heard, holding signs demanding higher pay and better benefits.

They say some of them have been working for Durham School Services for more than 20 years and aren’t being paid fairly. The drivers also say they’ve been without a contract since October and they’re looking to negotiate.

“Here we are as bus drivers. We get up every morning, take kids to and from school as safely as we can, and the only thing we’re asking is come to the table and sit down and talk with us,” Brenda Barrett, bus driver.

This is the second time the bus drivers have let their voices be heard. They protested last week at the town hall.

We are waiting to hear back from the bus company.

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