After weeks of negotiations a tentative agreement has been reached with First Student. This victory is a direct result of member strength, unity, and our readiness and willingness to do what is necessary in order to secure a fair contract. We were organized, disciplined, focused and ready to strike. Thanks to all who participated and stood strong with your brothers and sisters and a special thanks to our Negotiations Committee for all the hard work and late nights.
Labor Day is upon us. Summer is ending and the new School Year is starting. All of our members will be back in full swing from our Transit, Para Transit division to the School Bus and Monitors' division to the mechanics that keep those school buses and transit buses rolling. Let's celebrate Labor Day by recognizing all of our hardworking union men and women!
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