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School Bus Monitors and Aides Join Teamsters Local 251

(EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – A group of 95 school bus drivers and monitors in East Providence have voted in favor of having Teamsters Local 251 represent them in contract negotiations with Ocean State Transit. The group will join 105 bus drivers currently in contract negotiations who are already represented by Teamsters Local 251.

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Workers at First Student Join Teamsters Local 170

(WORCESTER, Mass.) – On Monday, December 2, 2019, 13 First Student School Bus Drivers who provide student transportation for Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Mass. voted to join Teamsters Local 170. Organizer Shawn Stevens and Business Agent Jim Marks successfully organized the bus yard under the direction and support of Local 170 Secretary-Treasurer Shannon George.

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Maywood First Student Workers Join Teamsters Local 777

Workers Brave Freezing Cold to Overwhelmingly Vote Yes

(MAYWOOD, Ill.) – First Student workers in Maywood, Ill. voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters Local 777. The 220 drivers and monitors provide student transportation for Maywood and Chicago Public Schools.

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Dattco Drivers Join Teamsters Local 67

(WINDSOR, Conn.) – Drivers employed by Dattco School Bus have voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 671. The drivers provide pupil transportation services for students attending Windsor Public Schools.

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Workers at Illinois Central in Kankakee Vote to Join Teamsters Local 179

(KANKAKEE, Ill.) – Today, School bus drivers and monitors at Illinois Central in Kankakee, Ill. voted to join Teamsters Local 179. The 90 workers are part of a growing movement of drivers and monitors across the country who are organizing with the union because of the representation and benefits that come with a Teamster contract.

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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.

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