(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – More than 200 Durham School Services drivers and monitors have voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters Local 243 in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The workers are responsible for transporting Ann Arbor Public Schools students.

“These drivers and monitors joined together in solidarity, stood up for one another and demonstrated tremendous bravery during this campaign,” said Local 243 President Jim “Cinci” Cianciolo. “We’re looking forward to meeting the company at the negotiating table.”

Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak thanked the workers for supporting the Teamsters and welcomed these future members to Joint Council 43.

Equitable pay raises were cited as a big concern for drivers and monitors during the campaign. Drivers received a pay raise two years ago, but monitors received no such increase in compensation. Job security and the right to dispute unjust terminations were also concerns for the workers.