(TOPEKA, Kan.) – Yesterday, Teamster school bus drivers went to the Kansas State Capitol to lobby on behalf of SB 38 and HB 2315, legislation that would extend unemployment insurance (UI) to school bus drivers employed by private contractors. Kansas is one of a handful of states that doesn’t allow school bus drivers employed by private contractors to collect UI during the summer months.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union support bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D, CA), U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY) that would authorize funding for programs to establish training and technology improvements to help mitigate assaults against transit workers.
(NORTH HAMPTON, N.H.) – First Student bus drivers at the North Hampton, N.H. facility voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Teamsters Local 633. The workers provide student transportation services to the New Hampshire seacoast.
(SUDBURY, Mass.) – First Student drivers in Sudbury, Mass. represented by Teamsters Local 170 have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement.
Teamsters from all over the country recently gathered in Chicago at a national bus organizing meeting hosted by the IBT Passenger Transportation Division. Local union officers, members, business agents and union organizers discussed the steps the division has taken in 2018 to increase Teamster power in the industry. They also strategized on how to build upon that power as they look to 2019 and beyond.
(WRIGHT CITY, Mo.) – Drivers and monitors at Durham School Services in Wright City, Mo. have voted 32-3 to ratify their first contract as members of Teamsters Local 610.
(WESTMONT, Ill.) – School bus monitors working at First Student in Westmont, Ill. voted unanimously to ratify their first contract with Teamsters Local 777. The monitors voted overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters in April of this year.