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University of Vermont Shuttle Drivers Will Keep Their Jobs

22 February, 2002

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 concerned about the impact subcontracting could have on decent jobs in the area.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 concerned about the impact subcontracting could have on decent jobs in the area.

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