(CHICAGO) – More than 80 percent of First Student school bus drivers and aides have voted to approve new contracts in Glen Ellyn, Elk Grove Village and Villa Park, Ill., increasing wages and other benefits for more than 400 school bus industry workers.
May 22, 2017 was just a normal day for Bus Driver Monica Lally and Monitor Joyce Marfell. They were on their way to Patterson Elementary School, transporting four students as they normally do. But then, disaster struck unexpectedly.
(RANDOLPH, Mass.) – Charter bus drivers and cleaners with Brush Hill Tours voted 27-1 to become members of Teamsters Local 653 on June 1.
(STEILACOOM, Washington) – Steilacoom School District Bus Drivers with First Student have voted to ratify their first contract as members of Teamsters Local 313. The agreement, which covers 25 drivers, was ratified by an almost two-to-one margin.
Workers at First Transit, Inc. in Redwood City, California who are members of Teamsters Local 853, ratified a first contract on May 11. The contract, which covers Dispatchers and Supervisors, is the first of its kind for the Teamsters Union.
For Teamster members employed by Illinois Central School Bus, in addition to the protections and benefits that are negotiated in your local contract, you are also covered by the Illinois Central Master Agreement. A copy of the agreement can be found here. This is important because it helps to ensure basic standards and allows us to negotiate up from there in local bargaining. Click here to submit your contract proposal. Please use this form to submit your proposals to your local union by June 1, 2017. We look forward to building on the strong contract that is already in place as we continue to drive up standards at Illinois Central and in the industry as a whole.