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Kansas Teamsters Argue for School Bus Driver Unemployment Insurance at Senate Hearing

(TOPEKA, Kan.) – Today members from Teamsters Locals 696, 795 and 838 attended a hearing at the Kansas State Capitol to support Senate Bill 38. They were joined by John Billigmeier, Central Region Vice President of First Student, the nation’s largest school bus company, and Kansas Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Brett Flachsbarth.

Teamster School Bus Workers Lobby for Unemployment Insurance in St. Paul

(ST. PAUL, Minn.) – School bus drivers represented by Teamsters Local 120 and Teamsters Local 638 spoke at a hearing today at the Minnesota House of Representatives about the importance of passing H.F. 988, legislation that would extend unemployment insurance (UI) to school bus workers employed by private contractors. Minnesota is one of only a handful of states that doesn’t extend unemployment insurance to these workers during the summer months.