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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.
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(BALTIMORE) – Today, a district court judge approved a $1.25 million settlement that Baltimore City school bus drivers and attendants reached with their employer, Durham School Services. The settlement covers damages for 372 class members over unpaid wages dating back to 2010.
Durham School Services school bus drivers speak with NBC-TV in Savannah, Ga., about their safety concerns. The school bus drivers, members of Teamsters Local 509, join workers in Charleston, S.C. in speaking out.
(Charleston, S.C.) – Teamster school bus drivers were joined by parents, community, political and faith leaders, as well as representatives from Teamsters Local 509, at Monday night’s Charleston County School Board meeting. They raised safety and service concerns with Durham School Services, the transportation contractor for Charleston County schools.