CONTRACT UPDATE: We Have Breathing Room


As the Teamsters First Student Negotiating Committee gets ready for the next round of contract talks scheduled for March 24-25, it is important to know that our national master agreement will remain in effect throughout the entire process.

The existing national master contract was originally set to expire on March 31, 2015. However, the union and the company have signed an extension.

“This means the existing contract will be in effect and will protect the interests of our 21,000 members at First Student while negotiations continue,” said Rick Middleton, School Bus Director and Co-Chairman of the Negotiating Committee. “Now, everyone involved has breathing room as the negotiations move forward.”

Meanwhile, the Teamsters Union is getting closer to reaching a tentative agreement. After two successful rounds of negotiations, the next contract talks are scheduled March 24-25.

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