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British and US bus workers have joined forces to tackle rights abuses perpetrated by one of the countries’ largest transport companies. National Express will have to face both members of British union Unite and the US Teamsters union at its shareholders’ annual meeting in Birmingham today.
(LONDON) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey met today, as they prepare to bring their fight for workers’ rights to the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors at the company’s Annual General Meeting.
(WASHINGTON) – School bus drivers and monitors in Santa Rosa County, Fla., who are members of Teamsters Local 991 in Mobile, Ala., have won a major victory in a decision handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. The NLRB has ordered the certification of their election, dismissing all objections their employer, Durham School Services, filed in order to delay the certification. The workers voted overwhelmingly in February 2013 to join Teamsters Local 991.
The president of America's Teamsters union, Jim Hoffa, last night urged National Express to open talks over labor practices at its Durham School Services business that runs some of the yellow US-style school buses.
A coalition of investors in the U.K. have started a petition to pressure National Express to support better working conditions for school bus workers at its U.S. subsidiaries. The petition, which will be presented at the company's Annual General Meeting in Birmingham, England next week, asks the Board of Directors to back shareholder Resolution 22, calling for better oversight of working standards in the U.S.
As shareholders of National Express Group PLC, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, along with three major United Kingdom-based pension funds, are calling for a vote FOR Resolution 22 at the Annual General Meeting on May 14 in Birmingham, England.
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – Teamsters applaud the Charleston County School Board members for their unanimous (9-0) vote Monday night to conduct an investigation into unsafe practices by Durham School Services, the school bus transportation contractor for Charleston County schools.
Hear from Teamster school bus workers across the country! Read the latest issue of the Drive Up Standards newsletter, by and for Teamsters, here.