(STONINGTON, Conn.) – Drivers at a First Student yard in Stonington, Conn. voted overwhelmingly to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. More than 86 percent of the voting drivers chose the Teamsters union.
After several months of negotiations and a month-long balloting process, the Teamsters have ratified the second national agreement with the largest private provider of school bus transportation in North America, First Student, Inc
It is our great honor to present to you and your fellow First Student Teamster members the enclosed Tentative First Student National Master Agreement.
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.
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.
As the Teamsters First Student Negotiating Committee gets ready for the next round of contract talks scheduled for March 24-25, it is important to know that our national master agreement will remain in effect throughout the entire process.
Your Teamsters First Student Negotiating Committee is making progress. After two successful rounds of negotiations, the next contract talks are scheduled March 23-25.