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Teamster Victory At Keolis Transit America

Drivers at Keolis Transit America Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida voted to become Teamsters on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The election was held by the National Labor Board and there are 76 Bus Drivers in the bargaining unit. Of the employees that participated in the election, 62 strong, the vote was unanimous for Teamsters representation.

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Leslie Marshall Interviews VP Rick Middleton On School Bus Safety

Teamster school bus workers are the frontline advocates for child safety. Rick Middleton, International Vice President and Chair of the Teamsters’ highly successful Drive Up Standards school bus campaign, talks with Leslie Marshall about how Teamsters are improving safety, service and working conditions in the school bus industry.

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No “I” In “Team”

I have been a school bus driver in Salem, N.H., for 26 years. For 16 of those years, I have been a Teamster shop steward. It has not always been easy being a shop steward. People who have never been in a union before tend to view a union as a group of men in suits who should fight for you for any reason that comes up. We, the drivers, are the union. When experienced and new drivers come together, there is a lot to be learned from everyone involved.

Maintaining Solidarity After a Successful Election

During an organizing drive, things are not always simple, but there is one singular focus.  All you have to do is climb this one last hill, win the election together as one big unit, and all will be right with the world.

First Student School Bus Workers Choose Teamsters

First Student school bus drivers and monitors in Adrian, Mich., have voted to join Teamsters Local 1038 in Detroit. There are 29 drivers and monitors in the bargaining unit.