Monday, October 27, 2008

Bus Drivers in North Smithfield (RI) Vote to Unionize!

I have just received some cheerful news from one of my wobbly friends!

It's official. North Smithfield School Bus Drivers & Aides have just
voted to be
represented by SEIU district 1199.

There were two unions on the ballot [SEIU 1199, Amalgamated Transit Union
local 618
(ATU), along with a choice of No Union.]

No run-off is necessary since SEIU 1199 received over 50% of the vote.

58% voted for 1199, 70% voted for a union.

North Smithfield drivers & aides now join in solidarity with Lincoln &
West Warwick
drivers & aides represented by 1199.

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