Teamster school bus workers fight for rights by raising standards. Watch the clip, here.
(CHICAGO) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa addressed an historic gathering of hundreds of Teamster local unions and school bus members today in Chicago at the 2012 Teamsters School Bus Workers Congress.
Drivers and bus aides at Alpha School Bus Co. in Crestwood have voted to be represented by Local 777 of the Teamsters, the union said Friday. Read more.
(Crestwood, Ill.) – The men and women who transport schoolchildren for Alpha School Bus in Crestwood, Ill., have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 777 in Lyons, Ill., after a hard-fought campaign to win respect, better school bus safety and working conditions at the company. There are 270 drivers and attendants in the bargaining unit. Read more.
School bus workers and Teamsters rally at Alpha. View the video here.
On Thursday, union members in black T-shirts reading “The wheels on the bus go union now” took part in what the Teamsters termed a “Rally for Respect.” Held outside Crestwood’s Standard Bank Stadium, at 140th Street and Kenton Avenue, the gathering was within sight of Alpha School Bus Co.’s offices, which have been a target of the union’s organizing campaign.