(NAPERVILLE, Ill.) – Teamsters Locals 777 and 179 drivers and monitors who work for First Student ratified contracts that contain significant gains in representation, pay and benefits. More than 600 drivers and monitors are covered by the two agreements, and they provide services for Naperville School Districts 131 and 204.
On Saturday, July 28 Teamsters Local 984 hosted a BBQ for its drivers and monitors at Durham School Services in Memphis, Tennessee. Over 50 member of Local 984 attended the event.
(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – More than 200 Durham School Services drivers and monitors have voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters Local 243 in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The workers are responsible for transporting Ann Arbor Public Schools students.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) – Drivers and Monitors in Albany, N.Y. have voted by a two-to-one margin to become members of Teamsters Local 294. The 172 drivers and monitors transport students for the Albany City School District.
(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) – School bus drivers and monitors who work at Durham School Services here voted last night to join Teamsters Local 327. The 269 workers will join thousands of other Durham employees nationwide already represented by the Teamsters.
From the beginning of the nearly yearlong organizing effort, safety issues have been at the top of the agenda. Drivers and monitors started organizing after a tragic 2016 school bus accident took the lives of six school children.
(WESTMONT, Ill.) – With more than 80 percent voting in favor of union representation, school bus monitors at First Student in Westmont, Ill. have become the newest members of Teamsters Local 777
(CHICAGO, Ill.) – Durham School Services school bus drivers working with the support of ARISE Chicago, Teamsters Local 777, Teamsters Local 50 and the Steering in the Right Direction Coalition have filed 17 individual complaints for lost wages against the National Express subsidiary Durham School Services with the Illinois Department of Labor. National Express is a U.K.-based transportation company, with their North American operations headquartered in Lisle, Ill.
After over a year of fighting the new owners of Cook-DuPage Transportation, National Express, Teamsters Local 727 finally achieved a much-deserved victory when Arbitrator Peter Meyers ruled in favor of the Union. The original grievance that initiated this arbitration process was filed in June 2015 on behalf of D-Van drivers being paid the significantly lower car rate.