The drivers are seeking job security and workplace protections. They join the 14 school bus drivers for children with special needs who are employed directly by the Attleboro School District. They became Teamsters Local 653 members in June.
Michael Clark, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 653, said the local represents seven other school districts under contract, including at First Student and Lucini Bus Lines. Said Clark,
These workers are looking for job security and the protection that our other members have under Teamsters bus contracts.For more information about the Teamsters work to drive up standards in the school bus industry, check out the Drive Up Standards website.
And welcome to our great union!