UVM Faculty Union Supports CCTA Drivers and Strike Action

MARCH 14, 2014

The Executive Council of United Academics, the faculty union of the University of Vermont, stands in solidarity with the CCTA drivers in their struggle for a fair contract that ensures a safe and respectful workplace. We call on the CCTA Commissioners, and on the elected officials of the areas served by CCTA, to insist that CCTA management return to the table in good faith to negotiate a contract that protects the drivers and our community: a contract that contains at a minimum the key demands of the drivers, including reasonable restrictions on split shifts, robust protections against predatory management and driver intimidation,appropriate limits on the use of part-time drivers,and protections that ensure drivers can bring their concerns and safety recommendations to management without fear of retaliation.