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(FARMINGDALE, N.Y.) – In a secret ballot vote that was completed this afternoon, by a margin of 84 percent to 16 percent, Teamsters Local 1205 members working for Baumann/Acme Buses approved a new three-year union contract.External Link
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.External Link
Union leaders representing employees of a Ronkonkoma-based school bus company have set a membership vote for Oct. 17 on the company's most recent contract offer.External Link
FIRST STUDENT CONTRACT UPDATE: Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with First Student, Ratification Ballots Due Oct. 20
It is our great honor to present to you and your fellow First Student Teamster members the enclosed Tentative First Student National Master Agreement.External Link
Shuttle Drivers for Apple, eBay, Yahoo, Zynga, Genentech, Amtrak and Evernote Approve Contract Proposal That Improves Wages, BenefitsExternal Link
(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.External Link
(SOUTH EASTON, Mass.) – Drivers and monitors with Massachusetts’s North River Collaborative have joined Teamsters Local 653 in South Easton, Mass. The 74 workers transport students with special needs and are based in Abington and Rockland, Mass.External Link
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.
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.External Link