From the beginning, Local 252, along with TWU International leadership, sought a speedy resolution to this dispute so our members could continue to serve our communities and provide safe transportation to the children in the affected districts. It’s unfortunate that we had to stand up and take action against a corporate bully, who has no regard for the working men and women of Long Island.
Now that we have won gains on our top priorities, with a contract offer including a new guaranteed week and higher pay for chartered school trips, our members at Baumann & Sons have begun to return to work. Local 252 will bring Baumann’s latest offer to the membership Friday, November 17. The offer also includes raises, gains in sick leave and an increase in the employer’s 401k contribution.
Baumann demonstrated a complete lack of concern for its workers during this dispute and paid a heavy price: one of the districts cancelled its contract with Baumann and assigned the work to another company whose employees also are represented by Local 252.