With a union contract, your rights are under your control because they were fought for by you and your co-workers.
Wage and Hour Protections
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act we are guaranteed the minimum wage and overtime at time-and-a-half after forty hours of work. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division is responsible for enforcing the laws pertaining wage theft. If you are owed money for work by your employer and your employer is refusing to pay, click here to begin the process of filing a complaint.
Teamster Power in Action: Paycheck Protection Under the First Student NMA
Under the First Student National Master Agreement, Teamster bus workers are protected by wage theft thanks to paycheck protection provisions. These provisions impose penalties on First Student yards that do not correct payroll errors within 48 hours, creating an incentive for managers to get payroll errors fixed in a timely manner.