Illinois Central School Bus Workers Join 179
School bus drivers and monitors with Illinois Central School Bus in Coal City, Ill., voted to join Local 179 in Joliet, uniting for respect and better working conditions. There are 80 drivers and monitors in the bargaining unit.
“This is a wonderful thing. I’m looking forward to having more job security and a voice at the bargaining table. Now that we’re Teamsters, we will have backing,” said Charles Squellati, a monitor.
“We are happy that these dedicated school bus workers chose to be represented by Local 179,” said Tom Flynn, President of Local 179. “We are looking forward to negotiating to better their working conditions.”
The Coal City drivers and monitors united to form their union, along with the help of the International Union, Joint Council 25 and Local 179, in a truly collaborative effort.