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At the University of Vermont
Shuttle Drivers
Will Keep Their Jobs

BURLINGTON, Vt.

  
The delegation that presented 1,100 signatures against subcontracting to the University of Vermont administration.

The delegation that presented 1,100 signatures against subcontracting to the University of Vermont administration. From left, students Dan Traum and Kate Gillen, State Rep. David Zuckerman, student Caitlyn Daniel McCarter, Local 267 Pres. Carmyn Stanko and David Driscoll, Local 267 steward.

The University of Vermont shuttle service will remain in-house, saving the jobs of shuttle drivers represented by UE Local 267. The university administration informed the union of its decision on Feb. 15.

The UE local and students had launched a campaign that demonstrated wide campus and community support for the drivers. More than 1,100 students, staff, faculty and community members signed a petition supporting retention of the shuttle service.

The administration concluded that the shuttle service provided by UE members was the best product for the best price.

Workers and students had the backing of state legislators who expressed concern about the impact subcontracting could have on decent jobs in the area.

UE News - 3/02


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