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JPS Bus Driver Strike Continues

Jackson - The Jackson Public School bus driver strike continued Monday morning. This is the fourth day of the strike.

They met at New Canney Creek Church in Jackson and will meet again at 4:00 later this afternoon.

Parents are invited to the church, to talk and ask questions, at 5:30 this afternoon.

More than 200 drivers refuse to run their buses because of a dispute with the district over pay and treatment. Some JPS parents spoke out for the driver's requests for fair wages and more discipline for students while on the buses.

According to the protest organizer, there are 263 bus drivers who are ready to unionize.

Organizers also say they've also tried to schedule meetings with JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray and JPS administrators, but they have not been successful.

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