Maryland school bus drivers hold ‘sick-out’ to protest low wages, lack of benefits

Maryland school bus drivers hold ‘sick-out’ to protest low wages, lack of benefits


Calvert County, Maryland, school bus drivers held a “sick-out” Monday to protest low wages and lack of benefits.

The move, by about a couple dozen drivers, was something Calvert County Public Schools officials expected and warned parents about.

The group, outside the Calvert County Board of Education in Prince Frederick, told FOX 5 DC they are being asked to take on more work to cover routes.

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“It’s not getting any better for us, we’re constantly losing here.” Missy Koontz said. “We don’t want to get rich from this, from this job, we don’t. We’re just trying to survive. We love our children, we build bonds with our parents. All we wanna do is survive here, we just want to be treated fairly.” 

Koontz helped plan the rally and

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