Founded in 1903, the Teamsters represent more than 1.4 million members throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
In 2006 our union kicked off a national organizing campaign to improve the lives of workers in the passenger transportation industry. Since then, we have come to represent more than 47,000 bus drivers, monitors, aides, attendants, mechanics, dispatchers and more all across North America. More Teamster members drive school buses than any other labor union in the country.
In June 2011, we won an unprecedented victory by successfully negotiating and ratifying a National Master Agreement (NMA) with the largest school bus company in the industry, First Student, Inc. The agreement was the first of its kind in the industry and we successfully secured many benefits that set the standard on protections and workplace rights. In 2018, we negotiated another master agreement with a major player in the school bus industry, North American Central Bus Company. In addition to these master agreements, our union has more than 300 active local agreements with bus companies both large and small in the passenger transportation industry.