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For public transit bus drivers at Transportation Concepts in Riverside, Hemet and Temecula California, joining the Teamsters wasn’t about getting a raise in pay or benefits. It was about getting respect.
On May 21, 151 drivers secured that respect when they voted to join the Teamsters 74 to 53. The drivers are now members of Local 63 in Covina, California.
Workers at Penske Logistics in Ontario, California voted unanimously to secure Teamster Local Union 952 in Orange, California as their bargaining representative. The 18 drivers in the bargaining unit deliver products for CVS Drug stores in Southern California and Nevada, and perform shuttle work in conjunction with the Northern California distribution center.
First Student school bus drivers and monitors in Hillsboro, Hopkinton and North Sutton, New Hampshire, have voted to join Teamsters Local 633 with a 26-5 vote. There are 41 workers in the bargaining unit.
“We are all thrilled to become Teamsters,” said First Student driver Greg Clapp. “We hope to get a contract that will guarantee us better wages, benefits and work conditions.”
Other main priorities are better and more affordable health care and respect from management.
Forty Western Milk Transport workers in California recently learned a lesson in solidarity when they voted 29 to seven to join the Teamsters.
The drivers and deliverers of raw milk are now members of Local 166 in Bloomington, California. Their victory marks the first time in recent history that employees of Western Milk Transport have had union representation.
“The issue with them was not about money; it was more about contract language and respect,” Mike Bergen, Principal Officer of Local 166 said.
(Washington, D.C.) – Workers at U.S. Foodservice in Phoenix have won union representation with Teamsters Local 104 after a year-long fight to claim their rights under U.S. labor laws following a settlement handed down by the National Labor Relations Board.
Sixteen maintenance workers at Marshall’s Bridgewater Merchants, Inc. in Bridgewater, Virginia, a warehouse that supplies Marshall’s and TJ Maxx stores with merchandise, voted in favor of becoming Teamsters on May 19. They are now members of Local 29 in Waynesboro, Virginia.
The workers cited job protection, respect and fairness on the job as the primary reasons for seeking representation. Their organizing campaign lasted 45 days.
School bus drivers and monitors at three First Student bus yards in Houston, Texas, have voted unanimously, 40-0, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 968. The workers united for the opportunity to negotiate fair pay, health care and to have a voice in their workplace. There are 72 workers in the bargaining unit.