Gateway school bus drivers sever ties with union
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 email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Penguins acquire defensemen Lovejoy, Cole in deadline deals
- No tag for Worilds; Steelers cut Moore
- Arrogant media elites mock Middle America
- Just for Giggles, FBI tags along, finds more than sports paraphernalia at Pittsburgh store
- Steelers release WR Lance Moore
- Police charge Beaver County sex offender who snuck into Pittsburgh science center
- Pirates notebook: Hart ‘down a few days’ after cutting foot
- Whistleblower claims Allegheny County’s human services director violated 2003 lawsuit settlement
- Police say teen driver was drinking in Butler ATV crash that killed passenger
- DA’s office examining complaint history of Strip District club
- Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns