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School bus drivers speak out about safety, human rights concerns

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

Tuesday, April 16, at 5:45 p.m., school bus drivers from Charleston, Beaufort and Summerville's Dorchester District 2, will hold a press conference at Embassy Suites Convention Suites Meeting Room #1 in North Charleston to speak out about serious concerns over school bus safety, service and working conditions at Durham School Services.

Immediately following the press conference, the drivers will testify at a forum about workplace safety and service issues that may impact the safe transportation of area schoolchildren.

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The drivers will be joined by international guests from Europe and the U.S., including prominent trade unionists, civil rights, political and faith leaders, who will participate in the forum. South Carolina State Representative Wendell Gilliard (D - 111th) will join former National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Fred Feinstein and South Carolina ALF-CIO president Ken Riley on the panel.

Local community leaders and members will also be in attendance.  Durham contracts with three South Carolina school districts and is the second-largest school bus company in the United States.

Durham is a subsidiary of National Express Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based multinational transportation company.

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