Drivers at Keolis Ratify First Contract

IMG_0765This past November, 76 bus drivers at Keolis Transit America Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida voted unanimously to become members of Teamsters Local 769. On Friday September 18, 2015 our new Teamsters brothers and sisters ratified their first contract.

Among the list of improvements in their new collective bargaining agreement are improved seniority rights,  a new grievance and arbitration procedure, a guarantee of hours of work, just cause language relating to discipline, wage increase, and many more. “This contract will provide the workers the job security and respect that they deserve.”, said Teamsters Local 769 Business Agent Eddy Valero. Workers at Keolis “are very happy that they finally have a Union contract and now they are officially part of the Union.”

Teamsters Local 769 would like to congratulate all of our brothers and sisters at Keolis Transit on their efforts to secure a better future. Your strength and solidarity has paid off and given you a voice in your workplace.