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(WORCESTER, Mass.) – On Friday, April 5, 2019 workers from First Student (Bay Path) voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 170. These workers are part of a growing movement of drivers and monitors who are organizing with the Teamsters Union because of the representation and benefits that come with a Teamster contract.
(EVERETT, Wash.) – On Friday, drivers at Durham School Services in Everett, Wash. voted by more than a three-to-one margin to join Teamsters Local 38. The 127 workers are part of a growing movement of drivers and monitors who are organizing with the union because of the representation and benefits that come with a Teamster contract.
About thirty school bus drivers employed by Autobus DL voted by a margin of 91% to authorize a strike. The work stoppage will occur at a time deemed appropriate by their union, Teamsters Local Union 106. Wages are the main sticking point.
When Kansas school districts contract with private companies for janitors, food service workers, bus monitors and more, those employees can seek unemployment benefits if they can’t find work during the offseason.
(TOPEKA, Kan.) – Today members from Teamsters Locals 696, 795 and 838 attended a hearing at the Kansas State Capitol to support Senate Bill 38. They were joined by John Billigmeier, Central Region Vice President of First Student, the nation’s largest school bus company, and Kansas Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Brett Flachsbarth.
Workers know that the union has a way of bringing people together, but it’s not every day that the Teamsters brings together actual blood relatives. That’s what makes the story of Mary Kay Krekan-Trout and her daughter Sandra (Sandee) Dumas so extraordinary, because that’s exactly what happened.
(ST. PAUL, Minn.) – School bus drivers represented by Teamsters Local 120 and Teamsters Local 638 spoke at a hearing today at the Minnesota House of Representatives about the importance of passing H.F. 988, legislation that would extend unemployment insurance (UI) to school bus workers employed by private contractors. Minnesota is one of only a handful of states that doesn’t extend unemployment insurance to these workers during the summer months.