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Bus drivers pay allegations

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Madison County school bus drivers are owed possible millions for unpaid hours worked according to the Alabama Education Association.The AEA represents 80-percent of the bus drivers for Madison county school. Director Beverly Sims says some drivers are actually working up to eight hours a day.

She says, "new bus routes were drawn up well before drivers could give their input."

The district opened up a brand new school this year, but did not hire new drivers and the result is overtime that Sims says drivers are not getting paid for.

Sims also said, "They're not disgruntled they're not trying to get something for nothing, they're due this money, they have worked, they have earned that money."

School officials claim all bus drivers, were given an opportunity to provide input on the implementation of the new bus routes, but Sims say the bus drivers were only consulted after the fact, and the majority of drivers are opposed to these new routes.

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