UFCW Local 328 News

Durham School Transportation Employees Secure Over $26,000 in Backpay

A big win for Local 328 members employed at Durham School Services! UFCW Local 328 joined representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training on Monday, February 7th to distribute checks of unpaid Sunday and holiday time and a half pay to school bus drivers, monitors and aides employed at Durham School Services in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

When workers began organizing with our union, we learned that the company had not been adhering to state laws regarding premium pay on Sundays and holidays. We filed a complaint with the RI DLT to secure backpay for the workers. After an investigation, the DLT determined that the company should have been paying this benefit to employees and calculated the money owed. Yesterday, we joined the DLT to distribute that money back to workers. The amount of back pay totaled $26,515.39! Congratulations to the workers at Durham School Services on this victory!