Subscribe Today

Articles/News with unions tag

Displaying 1  -  17  of  17
Pennsylvania district's bus drivers vote to remove union
July 10, 2014
After petitioning the National Labor Relations Board and getting free legal assistance, the school bus drivers are allowed to hold a secret-ballot election to determine whether to keep Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1729 as their bargaining representative. Nearly 90% of the drivers casting ballots vote to remove the union.
Associations asked union not to misuse school bus in campaign
June 19, 2014
The three national pupil transportation groups wrote to the Labors' International Union of North America, requesting that the union not negatively represent the yellow bus in its highway bill reauthorization campaign. But on Monday, the union launched a tour featuring a school bus that appears to have been smashed by a fallen piece of bridge.
School bus drivers sue to stop paying union dues
June 3, 2014
The five drivers from an Arkansas school district have sought to refrain from union membership and dues. According to a foundation that is providing free legal assistance to the drivers, union officials denied the drivers' requests, saying that they can only resign their union membership during a 15-day "window period" in July.
School bus driver strike averted in Seattle
March 4, 2014
Teamsters Local 174, which represents more than 450 school bus drivers in Seattle, had said it was prepared to strike since mid-February. On Saturday, the union ratifies a new contract with First Student.
Atlantic Express to shut down at year’s end
December 5, 2013
After its unionized drivers voted down a new contract offer, the nearly 50-year-old school bus operator says it will close the business. “We gave the union our best offer, which was significantly better than what the new companies in the industry are providing,” Atlantic Express officials say in a statement. “Without this labor contract, we have no choice left but to proceed with the sale of all of the company’s assets and contracts.”
6 tips to strengthen relationships with unions
November 19, 2013

Being in a transportation management position can sometimes feel like being in between a rock and a hard place. However, directors who have effective working relationships with their unions say frequent communication, pitching in to build a team, and researching collective bargaining agreements help.

Atlantic Express files for bankruptcy
November 5, 2013
The school bus contractor cites a union battle, bidding issues and challenging earnings as key factors. The company will continue normal operations during the Chapter 11 process.
School bus drivers win case against union
March 26, 2013
A group of school bus drivers in Oregon file a federal charge with the National Labor Relations Board, saying that a local union demanded that they join and pay full dues or face discharge. The settlement that the drivers win includes back pay.
NYC school bus drivers to end strike
February 19, 2013
More than a month after going on strike, members of New York City's biggest school bus driver union will go back to work this week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday night that union leaders had agreed to end the strike, with full bus service expected to resume on Wednesday.
Labor board finds NYC bus driver strike legal
February 1, 2013
The now two-week-old strike by unionized school bus drivers in New York is found to not violate the National Labor Relations Act. The strike began on Jan. 16, with the union calling for the continuation of job protections that Mayor Michael Bloomberg contends "the city is not legally allowed to provide."
NYC mayor: School bus strike would jeopardize student safety
January 14, 2013
With the city's biggest school bus driver union set to go on strike Wednesday, education officials put backup measures in place, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg sharply criticizes the union's plan. The strike, he says, "would necessarily jeopardize the education and safety of the more than 150,000 students who take school buses every single day."
NSTA: Statement from AFL-CIO contains 'reckless characterizations'
October 4, 2010
NSTA presents counterpoints to several assertions from a recent statement by the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. Topics include regulatory oversight, emissions standards, unemployment insurance benefits, background checks and special-needs training.
School board votes not to outsource
September 16, 2010
Connecticut district won’t contract out its transportation services this year, although board members say that they may revisit the idea next year.
Union tries to stop outsourcing of bus service
July 8, 2010
School bus drivers for a Connecticut district launch a petition drive calling for a public hearing before any vote is held by the school board on whether to contract out transportation.
SEIU leader steps down
April 20, 2010
Andy Stern has helmed the union, which represents an estimated 18,000 school bus drivers across the nation, for the past 14 years. He is credited with doubling SEIU's membership and helping elect Barack Obama to the presidency. Some see Stern as a divisive figure.
Bus driver union agrees to wage freeze
April 19, 2010
Teamsters branch at a New Jersey school district accepts a hold on pay increases for the 2010-11 school year to help alleviate the district’s budget crisis. Administrators also agree to a wage freeze, contingent upon the school budget passing.
School bus workers speak out for livable wages
October 1, 2008

HARTFORD, Conn. — Unionized school bus drivers and monitors here testified in late August at a public hearing to ensure that the city’s living wage o...

« Previous1Next »

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.