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Teamsters Ratify National Agreement With First Student

School Bus Workers Win Protections, Benefits and More Addressed in Five-Year Master Contract

After several months of negotiations and a month-long balloting process, the Teamsters have ratified the second national agreement with the largest private provider of school bus transportation in North America, First Student, Inc. The agreement, ratified by 89 percent of the votes cast, improves working conditions and on-the-job protections for more than 20,000 Teamsters who work at First Student nationwide.

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STA School Bus Drivers Choose Teamsters Local 445

(ROCK TAVERN, N.Y.) – The men and women who transport schoolchildren for Student Transportation of America (STA) in Middletown, N.Y., have voted 56-47 to join Teamsters Local 445 in Rock Tavern, N.Y., after a hard-fought campaign for respect, fair pay and better working conditions at the company. There are 110 drivers in the bargaining unit.

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Michigan School Bus Workers Choose Teamsters Union

School bus workers with First Student in Carleton, Mich., have voted overwhelmingly, 25-2, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 283 in Wyandotte, Mich. The group of 35 drivers and monitors reached out to the Teamsters Union seeking a strong voice to address their workplace concerns.

“My co-workers and I have really worked hard to come to this point and we’re going to continue to work hard so we can secure a strong contract. I look forward to better working conditions and being treated with respect on the job,” said Lana Baas, a First Student school bus driver.

STA Drivers Unite for Respect

Election in Middletown, N.Y., scheduled June 18, 2015. Soon STA drivers will have the opportunity to address the lack of respect in Middletown with fair wages, better benefits and seniority.

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First Transit Drivers at Disney Choose Teamsters Union

(WASHINGTON) – First Transit drivers who transport tourists and employees to and from Disneyland amusement parks in Anaheim, Calif., have voted to join Teamsters Local 952 in Orange, Calif., seeking respect, fair wages and better working conditions at the company. There are 127 workers in the bargaining unit.

The workers stood strong and united during their campaign to win Teamsters representation. Terry Goldman, a First Transit driver at Disney, helped lead organizing efforts for the unit by educating his coworkers on the value of Teamsters representation.

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