Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Rhode Island School Transportation Workers Secure Wage Boost, Bonuses in New Contract

School transportation workers in Rhode Island vote to approve new contract.

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United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 328 members who work at Durham School Services in Cumberland, Rhode Island, voted unanimously to approve a new three-year contract. Starting wages will increase to $25 an hour for drivers, $19.75 for aides and $19.25 for bus monitors by the end of the contract. The contract also includes an annual retention bonus, monthly attendance bonuses for all employees, an improved longevity bonus and an additional paid holiday.