Teamsters, First Student Sign 'Historic Agreement' for School Bus Driver Labor

Nine out of 10 bus drivers for First Student who are also members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ratified a four-year, nationwide labor agreement this month that is being lauded as an industry first.

..."The four-year national agreement affects more than 20,000 school bus drivers and aims to improve their workplace protections, create a national grievance procedure and provide strong language to raise standards for Teamster members at First Student. The Teamsters said in an announcement that 91 percent of the 30,000 First Student drivers represented by the labor union approved the contract.