(EAST PROVIDENCE; BARRINGTON, R.I.) – A tentative agreement was reached last night between Teamsters Local 251 and Ocean State Transit, a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America (STA). A strike vote had been taken last week.
(EAST PROVIDENCE; BARRINGTON, R.I.) – Last night the 200 school bus drivers, monitors, and aides who carry the most precious cargo for East Providence and Barrington schools authorized representatives at Teamsters Local 251 to call a strike at any time. Negotiations for the drivers have been ongoing since May of 2019; The monitors and aides voted to join the Teamsters last month.
(EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – A group of 95 school bus drivers and monitors in East Providence have voted in favor of having Teamsters Local 251 represent them in contract negotiations with Ocean State Transit. The group will join 105 bus drivers currently in contract negotiations who are already represented by Teamsters Local 251.
(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – The recent release of Partnership for Rhode Island’s audit of Providence Public Schools (conducted on behalf of the organization by Ernst & Young) is another public relations snow job on behalf of the business community.
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Workers for e-scooter company Spin joined Teamsters Local 665 today via card check agreement, becoming the first e-scooter workers to organize in San Francisco.
(SEATTLE) – Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a significant victory in the fight to bring workers in the gig economy a voice on the job. The Seattle-based local led the way in helping to pass a new law this November that will institute a first-ever grievance procedure for the City’s more than 30,000 Uber and Lyft drivers.
(CAHOKIA, Ill.) – After a 45-day organizing campaign, drivers at First Student have voted to join Teamsters Local 50 by a margin of more than three-to-one. The 33 workers provide student transportation for Cahokia School District 187.
(WORCESTER, Mass.) – On Monday, December 2, 2019, 13 First Student School Bus Drivers who provide student transportation for Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Mass. voted to join Teamsters Local 170. Organizer Shawn Stevens and Business Agent Jim Marks successfully organized the bus yard under the direction and support of Local 170 Secretary-Treasurer Shannon George.