This national contract puts a whole new spin on everything. It’s the difference between day and night. It’s empowering and is one of the most important things we did for ourselves, our families, our co-workers and the bus workers who will come after us.Sheron McCampbell, First Student driver, Grand Junction, Colorado
Having a union is about having a voice and not being afraid to express your opinion. Thanks to our Teamster contract, we now have our parking lot paved. We have lights in our parking lot. I believe the company never would have done that if it wasn’t for the Teamsters. Some people say these changes are because of OSHA. I think it’s because of the union that people had the courage to call OSHA in the first place.Hazel Robinson, Cook-Illinois (RichLee Vans) driver, Aurora, Ill.
We made Durham respect us. And we know that other Durham workers can and will do the same. I am confident that one day all of Durham will be union.Lorraine Novak, Durham driver, Orange, California
I wanted a Teamster contract so no one else will have to go through what I went through. I lost my seniority due to medical and maternal leave and my pay rate was lowered, too. To everyone out there that is organizing, fight for your rights; don’t just accept what the company decides to give you!Paula La-Sharron Love-Dunlap, Illinois School Bus driver
The Teamsters negotiate strong contracts, have knowledge of the school bus industry and answer my questions honestly. The Teamsters gave transparency to our workplace. Without reservation, I support the Teamsters Union.Thomas White, Illinois Central School Bus, Mt. Prospect, Ill.