POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020:
PLEASE NOTE: FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING OUR SERIOUS CHALLENGES WITH SFUSD AND FIRST STUDENT, PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (click link below):
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WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING OUR WEBSITE - WHICH IS LONG, LONG OVERDUE.
POSTED FEBRUARY 2020:
INFORMATION, AND LINKS, REGARDING THE 2019 SFUSD TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT (RECENTLY PUT OUT FOR BID) AND OUR UNION'S CONCERNS RELATED TO THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN, THREATS TO OUR DRIVERS FROM PARTITIONING OF THE CONTRACT AND THE THREAT THIS POSES TO OUR WORKFORCE WHO HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTING THE CHILDREN OF SAN FRANCISCO SAFELY FOR OVER 50 YEARS. SFUSD MAY PUT THE CONTRACT OUT FOR BID AGAIN IN OCTOBER 2020 AND WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE FURTHER EROSION OF GOOD UNION JOBS AS WELL AS THE SLACKENING OF SAFETY STANDARDS.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT
Status 2/11/20: The School Board voted to award a 1-year extension to First Student for the school busing contract and stated that they intend to put the bid out once again next year. So the entire process needs to be repeated, except for the part of the contract the district awarded to a rideshare company. The School Board also voted to give part of the contract (Scope Of Work 3 - SOW#3) to a rideshare company, which it seems will likely be using independent contract drivers using their own personal vehicles - most likely noncommercial drivers well. We brought all our concerns about this to the School Board, but they voted to approve the ridshare contract (click here and watch the video - Feb 11, 2020).
Status 11/18/19: RESULTS OF SOLICITATION School Transportation Services RFP No. STS-2019: All interested parties are advised to please take notice that pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111 (a) (2), the San Francisco School District hereby exercises it discretion to REJECT ALL PROPOSALS for Transportation Services RFP (RFP No. STS-2019) SOW # 1 (20 - PASSENGER SCHOOL BUSES AND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SCHOOL BUSES ) & SOW # 2 (72 + PASSENGER SCHOOL BUSES) and will resolicit the services at a later date.
All interested parties are advised that the San Francisco Unified School District has completed the best value evaluation for the School Transportation Services RFP (RFP No. STS-2019) and intends to award the contract for SOW # 3 (10- PASSENGER VANS OR LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES) to: ZUM SERVICES, INC.
Request for Proposals (RFP) - CLICK HERE TO LINK TO ALL THE POSTED DOCUMENTS ON SFUSD's WEBSITE- scroll down the page and look for the "School Transportation Services RFP No. STS-2019")
OLD, OUTDATED, INFORMATION BELOW WHICH WILL BE UPDATED TO THE PRESENT ERA WHEN TIME ALLOWS - STAY TUNED.
|March 4, 2010 Day of Action Opposing the Cuts to Education!|
|Rally (Dec. 4, 2008) Against First Student's Recent Unfair and Unjust Firings of Four of our Drivers!|
|Health Care Crisis - 2007, 2008 (and into 2009).|
|UTU 1741 Supports the San Francisco Hotel Workers, UniteHere Local 2.|
|Secretary Treasurer Information (copies of UTU Insurance documents and other information and announcements).|
|The Union: UTU 1741.|
|The Company: First Student (formerly Laidlaw).||Items of Interests - School Bus Related!|
|Our Archives - all Sorts of Old and Obsolete Material.|
|Scrapbook: Pictures of Events, Protests, Rallies and Other Stuff!||Useful Information - Links.||Contact Us.|
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