(CHICAGO) –– School bus workers with Paige Bus Enterprises in Chicago have voted overwhelmingly, 59-16, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 777 in Lyons, Ill. The 104 bus school bus drivers and monitors transport children attending Chicago Public Schools.External Link
(SOUTH EASTON, Mass.) – Custodians, craftsmen and truck drivers who work for Brockton Public Schools in Brockton, Mass., have voted by an overwhelming 5-1 margin in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 653 in South Easton, Mass.External Link
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.External Link
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.External Link
Teamsters Local 728 members rally outside the First Student yard in Savannah over fight for earned unemployment.External Link
(OAKLAND, Calif.) – First Student school bus drivers in Oakland, Calif., have voted by an overwhelming 15-1 margin in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif. The 150 drivers transport children in the Oakland Unified School District.External Link
Teamsters Honor School Bus Worker Contributions To Safety During National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is honoring school bus workers—including the more than 75,000 Teamster school bus workers—for their dedication to safety and service during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24.External Link
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.
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 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.