First Student Drivers in Massachusetts Join Teamsters
School bus drivers with First Student in Wayland, Mass., have voted overwhelmingly, 13-2, in favor of joining Teamsters Local 170 in Worchester, Mass. There are 17 drivers in the bargaining unit.
“I’m so excited. There’s a lot of favoritism, and we want to be treated equally and with respect. I can’t tell you how excited we are,” said Maria Abreu, a driver.
“The drivers banded together for all the right things. Collective bargaining with the Teamsters at this company is the wave of the future,” said Michael P. Hogan, Local 170 Secretary-Treasurer. “They wanted a national contract to protect their rights on the job, which is so vital in this economy.”