ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2023 ~ Teamsters Local 728 and First Transit bus workers have reached a collective bargaining agreement, with the 36 bus operators and mechanics providing student transportation services at the Georgia Institute of Technology voting overwhelmingly to ratify it.

The three-year contract includes wages increases retroactive to November 1, additional holidays, paid time off, safety bonuses, and increased employer contributions toward workers' health care.

"This agreement is a victory for not only the workers, but for all members of the Georgia Tech community," said Matt Higdon, President of Local 728. "We could not be more thrilled that these workers have a strong first contract that represents the essential nature of their work."

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Tekeyla Haskins, a bus operator at First Transit in Atlanta said: "This contract means that Georgia Tech workers' voices will finally be heard. I am grateful to the Teamsters for empowering me and my co-workers to know our rights in the workplace and helping us get a fair contract. We know that as Teamsters we always have each other's backs and we are never alone."

Local 728 has been proudly serving the Atlanta community for more than 70 years and continues to fight for hardworking families. For more information visit
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