Wage Hikes at First Student

The wage increases covers First Student drivers in three yards where the company had a driver shortage. Next up, First Student drivers in Providence are headed to the bargaining table. And next year, the national First Student contract will be negotiated.

Building Union Power in Construction

“The bosses came to the bargaining table demanding a laundry list of givebacks on everything from seniority to holiday pay to work rules that affect our jobs day-to-day. We held our ground on each and every one. And we won a contract that preserves top-shelf pension and healthcare benefits.”

Mike Klitzer, Cardi Ready Mix

“For the first time, the union brought us into negotiations to sit across the table from company. It made all the difference. We won a new classification in the contract with highest pay ever.”

Paul Dimascio, PJ Keating

Saving Teamster Jobs in Fall River

Teamsters at the Fall River DPW handle 540,000 pounds of trash a week. But with the landfill running out of room, something had to give. Some politicians wanted to privatize trash collection—a move that would have eliminated 30 good Teamster jobs. That’s when Local 251 members at the Fall River […]