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.
(WASHINGTON) – ISS, the top proxy voting advisor, has recommended shareholders vote for a proposal submitted for consideration at the May 6 National Express Group plc (NEX) Annual General Meeting that calls for the board to hire an independent agent with the expertise to investigate workers’ rights and labor violation claims at the company’s U.S. school bus subsidiary -- Durham School Services.
(WASHINGTON) – A report released today by two Members of United Kingdom’s Parliament, Ian Lavery and Jim Sheridan, reveals serious labor rights violations at National Express Group PLC (LON: NEX) operations in the United States. The report’s recommendations support a Teamster-sponsored shareholder resolution that will be voted on at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders on May 6 in London.
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Drivers and mechanics with First Transit in Auburn, Ala., have voted by an overwhelming 3-1 margin in favor of Teamsters representation. The 116 workers, who provide transportation services for students at Auburn University, chose to join Teamsters Local 612 in Birmingham, Ala., seeking respect, fair pay and improved working conditions.
After wrapping up a third round of contract talks on March 24-25, the Teamsters First Student Negotiating Committee will meet for a fourth round on May 13-14.
The Teamsters First Student Negotiating Committee wrapped up the third round of contract talks on March 24-25, but major issues are still unresolved.
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – First Student drivers, monitors and technicians who provide school bus service to Georgia’s Chatham County schools have ratified a new contract that provides summer pay. The workers voted overwhelmingly, 117 to 4, on Sun., March 1 to ratify the agreement.
Nine months after emphatically voting to join Teamsters Local 727, nearly 700 paratransit drivers, garage attendants, dispatchers and customer service representatives at Cook DuPage Transportation (CDT) in Chicago have ratified their first union contract.