(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Drivers and mechanics with First Transit in Auburn, Ala., have voted by an overwhelming 3-1 margin in favor of Teamsters representation. The 116 workers, who provide transportation services for students at Auburn University, chose to join Teamsters Local 612 in Birmingham, Ala., seeking respect, fair pay and improved working conditions.

Cassandra Young, a driver at Auburn University for over 12 years, is happy to be a Teamster and is looking forward to having a Teamster contract.

“This has been a long journey, but we never let our faith waver,” Young said. “We called the Teamsters because we wanted a real union to improve our situation. We’re looking forward to having the respect and backing of a strong union.”
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