Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Than 1,100 School Bus Workers Become Teamsters

October 25, 2010
More than 1,100 school bus workers with First Student and Durham nationwide are now Teamsters, after overwhelming votes in favor of Teamster representation.

In Wichita, Kansas, First Student school bus drivers and monitors voted 415-53 in favor of joining Teamsters Local 795, while in Woodburn, Oregon, First Student drivers, mechanics, oil checkers and lot maintenance workers voted 25-12 to become members of Teamsters Local 324.

Durham school bus drivers and attendants celebrated their 209-93 vote for Teamster representation in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the newest members of Teamsters Local 512.

There are a total of 1,172 school bus workers at the three First Student and Durham locations. The workers voted seeking fairness, respect and dignity on the job.


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