Student Transportation Of America School Bus Drivers & Monitors Unite to Improve Working Conditions, ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 610
(FLORISSANT, MISSOURI) – Drivers and Monitors employed at Student Transportation of America (STA) have voted by a 2-to-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 610.
The 170 Workers provide student transportation for the Ferguson-Florissant School District (FFSD).
“We have more than doubled the average hourly wage for School Bus Workers since we started organizing this industry, which is why so many of them are joining our movement. Congratulations to these Drivers and Monitors on becoming a part of our Teamster Family,” Local 610 President Jeff Hall said.
The Teamsters Local already represents School Bus Workers in 11 School Districts, including two other locations within FFSD.
Paula McCulley, a 35-year School Bus Driver who had previously been a Member of the Local Union at a different company said her experience informed her decision to take an active role and sign up her Co-Workers to join the Teamsters at STA Florissant: “At my old school bus yard, seniority was respected and I was able to make as much money as I wanted because of that. We never had problems with our paychecks, we had more paid leave for bereavement and everything operated smoothly. These issues – along with wages – are what I’m looking forward to addressing when we go to bargain for our first contract.”
Teamsters Local 610 represents thousands of workers in student transportation and other Trades throughout Greater St. Louis.
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