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Gateway school bus drivers sever ties with union

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By Kyle Lawson
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:24 p.m.
 

Bus drivers in the Gateway School District voted to cut ties with a local union, after drivers petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a secret-ballot election, according to a news release Tuesday from the National Right to Work Foundation.

The nonprofit organization, based in Springfield, Va., defends workers against “abuses of compulsory unionism,” according to the organization's website.

Student Transportation of America recognized Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1729 union officials last July as the drivers' bargaining representative, but nearly 90 percent of the 105 drivers voted June 27 to cut ties with the union, NRWF spokesman Anthony Riedel said.

Gateway officials hired Student Transportation of America to provide bus services for the current school year, and the drivers hired through that company do not have a labor agreement with the school district, Gateway school director Chad Stubenbort said Tuesday. Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2369 or klawson@tribweb.com.

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