April 17, 2014

SMART bus operators reject Teamster advances

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SMART Transportation Division organizers, representatives and members of Local 1715 at Charlotte, N.C., have turned back the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in an attempted raid of SMART membership. Local 1715 represents bus operators employed by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). On May 31, the National Labor Relations Board released the official [...]

Bus operators too often face assaults

By Calvin StudivantAlternate Vice President, Bus Department There is no question that more must be done to protect bus operators. When operating a motor coach — whether carrying students, commuters, tourists or the handicapped – whenever we open the door, we are exposed to assaults. Just in recent weeks, a driver in Utah was injured [...]