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Kevin Shelton, Local 570, Baltimore

Before becoming a school bus driver, I served as a communications specialist in the U.S. Army for several years. After leaving the army, I found work with a telecommunications company and really enjoyed it until the company tanked following the recession.

Willie Barnes, First Student, Los Angeles

My name is Willie Barnes and I’ve been driving a school bus for over 20 years. I’ve been a shop steward for over 10 years. 

I want to share a story about our First Student yard, St. Andrews terminal in Los Angeles, Calif.

Teamsters and Allies Denounce National Express' Treatment of Workers and Shareholders at AGM

Shareholders Critical of Company’s Exclusion of Resolution; Concerned with Increased Labor Rights Violations in US

(LONDON) – Today, some institutional and individual shareholders are criticizing National Express (NEX: LON) for refusing to hold a vote on a resolution at this year’s annual general meeting (AGM). The shareholders denounced the company for failing to address labour violations abroad and suppressing shareholders’ right to a vote on an issue of concern.

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National Express Disenfranchises Shareholders

(WASHINGTON) – Today, National Express Group PLC (LSE:NEX.L) investors, including British public service union UNISON and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, are criticising the company’s decision to  withhold a shareholder resolution from its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) agenda.  At last year’s AGM, the resolution received the highest shareholder vote of support ever achieved for a labour rights issue at a United Kingdom-based PLC.

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First Transit Workers Choose Teamsters Union

(CUBA, N.Y.) — First Transit workers in upstate New York have voted overwhelmingly, 30-5, to join Teamsters Local 264 in Cheektowaga, N.Y., seeking a voice on the job and improved working conditions. The drivers and mechanics provide transit and paratransit services in Cuba, Wellsville, Steamburg and Irving, N.Y.

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Durham School Bus Workers Choose Teamsters

(YPSILANTI, Mich.) – School bus workers with Durham School Services in Ypsilanti, Mich., have voted to join Teamsters Local 243 in Detroit. The 109 drivers, monitors and mechanics united for respect, fairness and consistency in their working conditions at the nation’s second-largest provider of student transportation.

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Teamsters: National Express Shareholders Call for Review of Workplace Rights

(WASHINGTON) –Today, National Express [LSE: NEX.L] investors are urging the company’s board to back a resolution seeking an independent review of employment practices in its U.S. school bus wholly-owned subsidiary, Durham School Services. Announcement of the resolution comes on the same day National Express is shortlisted at this year’s Business Finance Awards.

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In Memoriam: Timothy Lynch

Teamsters are mourning the loss of Timothy Lynch, a beloved member of the Teamster family, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

Local 637 Driver Knows How To Save A Life

Steve Swonger, a bus operator and safety trainer in Licking County, Ohio, is an example of the type of excellence we celebrate in the Teamsters Union. The Local 637 member at National Express has had quite a year.