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(FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla.) – With 97 percent voting in favor of union representation, workers at MV Transportation in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida have joined Teamsters Local 991. The workers provide transportation services for residents of Okaloosa County.
(NEW ORLEANS) – With over 70 percent of workers signing cards in favor of representation, drivers and monitors employed by A&S Transportation have formed a union with Teamsters Local 270. The workers of A&S Transportation, a subsidiary of National Express, provide pupil transportation services for New Orleans Public Schools.
(EAST PROVIDENCE; BARRINGTON, R.I.) – Approximately 215 school bus drivers, monitors and aides voted overwhelmingly over the weekend to ratify their first contract with STA/Ocean State Transit and become members of Teamsters Local 251.
The five-year deal calls for significant increases in pay, new dental and vision benefits, a retirement plan with company contributions, multiple bonuses, just-cause job protections, seniority rights and a grievance and arbitration procedure.
Teamsters Local 777 in Lyons, IL has been at the forefront of union organizing in the private school bus industry for quite some time, and with Election Day less than six months away, they’re bringing their organizing strength to the political world by signing up as many members as they can to be a part of DRIVE.
The coronavirus has completely changed the way of life for billions of people and the Teamsters who drive people to and from where they need to go every day are no exception. With that in mind, here are the most recent developments affecting bus drivers, monitors, mechanics and others who fall under the IBT Passenger Transportation Division.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This has changed the employment landscape across the country. As COVID-19 continues to spread, employers and employees should know about laws and recommendations that govern COVID-19 in the workplace.
A Message from IBT Passenger Transportation Director Rick Middleton:
As the coronavirus (COVID – 19) spreads, your Teamster representatives are working relentlessly to ensure the safety and security of our membership in the Passenger Transportation Division. We are available to address any issues that have come about as a result of this unprecedented calamity.