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.
Last month, members from Teamsters Locals 120 and 638 headed to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to voice support on legislation that would extend unemployment insurance to school bus workers during the summer months.External Link
(DALLAS, Texas) – Members of Teamsters Local 745 unanimously ratified a first contract with First Student Transportation in Lewisville, TX on March 31, 2017. Local 745 organized the 381 school bus monitors and drivers that service The Colony and Lewisville Independent School Districts (TX) in 2016.External Link
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(NIAGARA FALLS, New York) – Fifty school bus monitors working for Niagara Falls Coach Lines have voted to join Teamsters Local 264. The final margin was 41-2 in favor of joining the union.External Link
Robert Connelly and Micki LaBagh began careers in the bus industry in 1974. They have served the Middletown, N.Y. community for over 82 years and are proud members of Local 445. They support the union because the Teamsters helped them attain wage increases and gave them a voice at STA. The Teamsters salute them for their years of service to children and their dedication to the union!
(LOCKPORT, N.Y.) – On Dec. 10, Teamster school bus drivers and aides that work for Student Transportation of America and serve the Lockport, N.Y. and Starpoint, N.Y. school districts ratified their first contract after a vote for Teamster representation on May 20. There are 210 workers in the bargaining unit.
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(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) – Teamster transit and paratransit drivers for First Transit in Cheektowaga, N.Y. ratified their first contract with the company on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. There are 45 workers in the bargaining unit.
The drivers, who serve upstate New York communities including Cuba, N.Y., Olean, N.Y. and Wellsville, N.Y., will be receiving initial wage increases of 15 percent, with annual step increases in the contract. Seniority for bidding on new job opportunities is now mandated.
(TACOMA, Wash.) – On Sept. 29, 2016, drivers and monitors at First Student in Steilacoom, Wash. voted unanimously to join the Teamsters. The 21 drivers and monitors in the bargaining unit will become members of Local 313.
The workers filed for the union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Sept. 20, 2016 and the results were certified on Oct. 12, 2016. The drivers and monitors will immediately be entitled to reap the benefits of the existing, industry-leading, First Student National Master Agreement.