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Westport school bus drivers agree on new contract after possible strike looming

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Westport school bus drivers agree on new contract after possible strike looming Westport school bus drivers agree on new contract after possible strike looming
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School bus drivers in Westport have agreed on a new contract with the bus company Dattco.

Parents in the town were worried of a possible strike this morning by the drivers since there seemed to be no progress in the labor dispute.

Throughout the standoff, the school system kept a close eye on the situation, even alerting parents of the possible strike weeks ago.

"I think the schools have it covered pretty well,” says Eric Evans, a parent. “They in advance let us know what was happening, they gave us a protocol for the morning pickup and drop off."

The bus drivers' old contract expired back in April.  On May 3, they authorized their leadership to call a strike if need be. 

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