(DETROIT) – School bus workers with First Student in Carleton, Mich., have voted overwhelmingly, 25-2, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 283 in Wyandotte, Mich. The group of 35 drivers and monitors reached out to the Teamsters Union seeking a strong voice to address their workplace concerns.
The Teamsters Union and FirstGroup reached a tentative contract agreement. The specifics of the contract will be presented to members once local union representatives meet on June 30 to decide whether to endorse the tentative agreement. Once endorsed, the union will notify members and local meetings will be held to answer any questions before ballots are sent to members’ homes.
(WASHINGTON) – First Transit drivers who transport tourists and employees to and from Disneyland amusement parks in Anaheim, Calif., have voted to join Teamsters Local 952 in Orange, Calif., seeking respect, fair wages and better working conditions at the company. There are 127 workers in the bargaining unit.
(LONDON) – Doreen Lawrence, Baroness of Clarendon and a member of Britain’s House of Lords, met today with Dot Scott, president of the Charleston, S.C., chapter of the NAACP, on issues concerning civil rights, human rights and workplace conditions at Durham School Services in the United States. Durham is the school bus subsidiary of United Kingdom-based National Express Group PLC (NEX: LON) and the second-largest school bus transportation company in the U.S.
(LONDON) – Today, the Teamsters Union and other institutional shareholders, along with community, faith and global labor representatives spoke at the National Express Group (NEX: LON) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London. They spoke in support of an independent monitoring program at the company’s U.S. school bus subsidiary, Durham School Services.
(LONDON) – At a symposium held Tuesday night, the former chair of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, academics, community and faith leaders discussed the benefits of introducing independent monitoring programs at multinationals, including National Express Group PLC (NEX: LON).
National Express has come under renewed pressure from one of America’s most powerful unions to reform working practices at a subsidiary that carries more than a million children a day to and from school.