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Leslie Marshall Interviews VP Rick Middleton On School Bus Safety

Teamster school bus workers are the frontline advocates for child safety. Rick Middleton, International Vice President and Chair of the Teamsters’ highly successful Drive Up Standards school bus campaign, talks with Leslie Marshall about how Teamsters are improving safety, service and working conditions in the school bus industry.

First Student Drivers Join Teamsters Local 853 For Improved Working Conditions

(OAKLAND, Calif.) – First Student school bus drivers in Oakland, Calif., have voted by an overwhelming 15-1 margin in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif. The 150 drivers transport children in the Oakland Unified School District.

Teamsters Honor School Bus Worker Contributions To Safety During National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is honoring school bus workers—including the more than 75,000 Teamster school bus workers—for their dedication to safety and service during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24.

No “I” In “Team”

I have been a school bus driver in Salem, N.H., for 26 years. For 16 of those years, I have been a Teamster shop steward. It has not always been easy being a shop steward. People who have never been in a union before tend to view a union as a group of men in suits who should fight for you for any reason that comes up. We, the drivers, are the union. When experienced and new drivers come together, there is a lot to be learned from everyone involved.
 

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