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The Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million members throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and is the union for transportation workers across North America.

The Teamsters Union represents 75,000 school bus and transit workers—more than any other union! More than 35,000 school bus drivers, monitors, aides, attendants and mechanics have joined the Teamsters since 2006, when we kicked off our Drive Up Standards campaign to raise standards in the school bus industry. More bus workers are joining the movement every day.  Join us!

Teamster drivers can be found at the nation’s leading school bus companies, including First Student, Durham School Services, Cook-Illinois, STA, Baumann, Illinois Central and more. At each company, Teamster school bus workers have made significant improvements: 

  • The Teamsters Union recently negotiated a truly historic master agreement with First Student. We started with First Student and we are driving up standards industry-wide!
  • Teamsters at Illinois Central recently negotiated a master agreement, improving working conditions and securing strong job and safety protections.
  • The Teamsters Union has made, and continues to make, a real difference in the lives of school bus workers with Durham School Services.

By securing strong Teamster contracts, bus workers have been able to drive up standards in our industry. Just some of the many improvements include:

  • Better pay;
  • Job security;
  • Health care;
  • Newer and safer equipment;
  • More time off;
  • Respect; and
  • A grievance procedure.