Drivers and monitors with Carrier Coach in Tonawanda, N.Y., have voted by more than a 2-1 margin to join Local 449 in Buffalo. The 51 workers mainly transport disabled schoolchildren, adults and the elderly.
“Our management recently changed and they were trying to change everything on us. I had never been in a union before, but I did my research and decided this was in our best interest,” said Anthony Rick, a driver. “I like what I do because we’re helping people,” Rick said.
“We’re thrilled to have them on board,” said Jeff Brylski, President of Local 449. “Like every other group they’re looking for respect on the job and equal work rules. We look forward to representing them.”