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School bus driver protest causes headaches for NC school district

Drivers in Wake County participated in a mass "sick-out" protest, demanding better pay and working conditions. A third of the district's 600 buses didn't run.

CARY, N.C. — On Friday, dozens of school bus drivers in Wake County participated in a mass sick-out to protest working conditions and better pay. A district spokeswoman said a third of the county's 600 buses did not operate Friday morning. 

In a voicemail to parents Sunday afternoon, the district urged parents to have a backup plan for Monday morning as bus driver absences could again disrupt service. The district says affected areas will most likely be the routes that did not run Friday.

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Parents are urged to check online for updated information on individual bus routes.

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