On Nov. 9, bus drivers at First Student in Chicago voted 67-6 to join Teamsters Local 777. The drivers will join hundreds of First Student school bus workers currently represented by Local 777.
Nationally, the Teamsters represent thousands of school bus workers at many different employers.
Drivers will immediately be covered by the existing First Student National Master Agreement, which provides workers with industry-leading job protections. A local supplemental agreement will be negotiated to cover wages, benefits and additional work protections.
The Chicago area has become a mecca for private school bus companies–all of the large bus companies have locations in Chicago and the surrounding area.
“These hardworking men and women mobilize our future generations…They more than deserve a fair slice of the pie and we are proud to represent them.” -James T. Glimco, President of Local 777
Representing over 2,500 school bus workers, Teamsters Local 777 has become one of the largest school bus Teamster locals in the country.
The staff of Local 777 is excited to welcome the new First Student members to the union.
“These hardworking men and women mobilize our future generations,” said James T. Glimco, President of Local 777 and Trustee of Teamsters Joint Council 25. “They more than deserve a fair slice of the pie and we are proud to represent them.”
Teamsters Local 777 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.teamster.org.