Big win for North Smithfield bus drivers and SEIU

School Bus

From Matt:

Coming on the heels of 200 Providence Headstart workers voting to join SEIU and 600 nurses at Kent Hospital voting to join UNAP, North Smithfield school bus drivers voted “Union Yes!” today by voting to join SEIU.

The 34 school bus drivers and aides work for First Student, Inc. and serve the town of North Smithfield. The secret-ballot vote was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board and workers had the option to choose between two unions – District 1199 SEIU (who represents bus drivers in Lincoln and West Warwick) or the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 618 (who represents RIPTA bus drivers) or to choose no union at all. The final tally was 20 votes for District 1199 SEIU, 4 votes for ATU Local 618, and 10 votes for neither union.

1 thought on “Big win for North Smithfield bus drivers and SEIU”

  1. Not sure if he played a role here, but local boy Don Driscoll is a kick-ass senior organizer at SEIU. And he makes a mean gumbo. Go, SEIU.

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