Salinas and Monterey Drivers Join Teamsters Local 890 to Improve Working Conditions
(SALINAS, Calif.) – MV Transportation drivers have voted unanimously, 67-0, to join Teamsters Local 890 in Salinas, Calif., to improve their working conditions. The 91 drivers provide adult paratransit services, shuttle and
tourist trolley routes in Salinas and Monterey.
“We stuck together. We worked together like a team because we needed a strong union and representation,” said Juan Rosales, a seven-year driver at MV Transportation.
“We are very excited to join the Teamsters. The biggest thing for us is having good representation. We’re looking forward to better retirement and medical benefits that we can afford. We want any disciplinary action to be fair,” said Lester Farley, a three-year driver.
“We’re happy to welcome these drivers to the Teamsters,” said Crescencio Diaz, President of Teamsters Local 890. “Working with the Teamsters’ International and Joint Council 7 in California, organizing together, we are
able to accomplish more for workers.”
“This is a solid group of drivers who made the decision together and we look forward to improving their standard of living,” said Fritz Conle, a business agent with Local 890.
Drive Up Standards is a national campaign to improve safety, service and work standards in the private school bus and transit industry. Since the campaign began in 2006, more than 37,000 drivers, monitors, aides, attendants and mechanics have become Teamsters.
For information on the Teamsters Drive Up Standards campaign, go tohttps://www.driveupstandards.org.
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