Facebook is leading the Social Media giant and the first to use Union labor for this position……
Bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters voted on Wednesday to unionize, citing complaints about long hours and less-than-livable wages.
The drivers, who are employees of a company that contracts with Facebook called Loop Transportation, voted 43-28 to join Teamsters Local 853. Many say they begin work at 6 a.m. and don’t finish until 9:45 p.m., with a six-hour unpaid gap in the middle of the day, and that their $17 to $25 hourly wages are not enough to cover the cost of living near Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Ca.
“The only way that Loop will listen to us is with a union and a collective voice. I’m very relieved that we have that now,” Loop driver Demaurae Hooston said in a statement released by the Teamsters.
Loop said that while they do not agree with the employees’ decision, they have acknowledged the results and will now begin negotiations.
“Loop Transportation respects the election results and the decision of our drivers who service Facebook,” CEO Jeff Leonoudakis said in a statement. “Even though we don’t feel that our drivers’ interests are best served by union representation, our drivers have spoken and we will now begin the negotiation process.”
Read the full article at: http://mashable.com/2014/11/20/facebook-bus-drivers-union/