On May 20, teachers’ aides at a school in Pennsylvania for students with developmental disabilities voted 32-1 to join Local 261.
The teachers’ aides work at the School at McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton. There are 38 employees in the bargaining unit.
“The teachers’ aides approached Local 261 after the employer sent notice that it was significantly changing benefits,” said Doug Robbins, Local 261 President. “The school is telling the employees that they must work summers or lose benefits. The workers are seeking a strong voice on the job as Teamsters.”