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Teamsters, Gov. Laura Kelly Push for School Bus Driver Unemployment Benefits

(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.

Left to Right: Jim Glimco, Rick Middleton, Mildred Cross, James P. Hoffa, Terry Hancock

Teamsters Discuss 2018 Successes, 2019 Priorities at National Passenger Transportation Organizing Meeting in Chicago

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.

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