School Bus Council

School Bus Council Bylaws

Members of the School Bus Council have voted on Council Bylaws as they relate to the functions and powers of the council on behalf of it’s members.


Hartford Members Make Demands at City Council

“On November 9th, CSEA Members of the Hartford Bus Council spoke before City Council Members to demand that the City of Hartford, and the Board of Ed follow the Governor’s Executive order which secures wages and continuing of services during school shutdowns.”

Pat Gaskin

One Union, One Contract – Three Different Bus Yards, Owned and Operated by First Student, Fight for Solidarity

“This year Bus Yard contracts are up for negotiation and our CSEA bus yard members are active in the fight to secure a strong contract. This year’s goals, however, far outweigh year’s past as they are fighting to build power among various chapters by working together to set industry standards through collective bargaining. Our three Bus Yards under First Student–New Haven (with nearly 400 drivers & monitors), West Hartford (with nearly 130 drivers), and New London (with 70 drivers & monitors)–collectively representing almost 600 bus workers, are fighting to be represented under one contract, rather than three.”

New London

Shelton Drivers & Monitors Win Huge Contract Victory



CSEA Bus Council Organizing – CSEA Has Your Back!

Contact Our Organizer

pat “Before the Union, we were making $6 an hour and we had to sit outside. Now that we have the union we are over $22 an hour, and get the respect from the boss that we deserve”
Patricia Gaskin (Specialty Transportation) 

By uniting with other bus drivers, monitors and aides, you have a stronger voice for safety and reliability and you can help create a better future for you and your family!

  • For safer buses and more reliable service
  • For dignity and respect from management
  • For freedom to form a union with other school bus workers
  • For wages that will support our families
  • For quality, affordable health care

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