(WASHINGTON) – School bus drivers and monitors in Santa Rosa County, Fla., who are members of Teamsters Local 991 in Mobile, Ala., have won another victory in a decision handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. The December 4 ruling orders the workers’ employer, Durham School Services, to “cease and desist” failing and refusing to recognize and bargain with Teamsters Local 991.

“We applaud the NLRB’s decision. It’s time for this company to recognize the workers’ decision to be represented by the Teamsters Union,” said Jim Gookins, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 991.

“It’s wonderful news, but it’s only wonderful news if Durham will adhere to the Board’s request,” said Diane Bence, a Durham school bus driver who helped lead the charge to join Teamsters Local 991. “My co-workers and I will remain vigilant and continue to urge management to meet with the Teamsters to begin the collective bargaining process.”
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