Welcome to the Website of the San Francisco School Bus Driver's Union, S.M.A.R.T. Local 1741 (formerly UTU 1741).

Serving Children of the City since 1970!

POSTED FEBRUARY 2020:

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING OUR WEBSITE -WHICH IS LONG, LONG OVERDUE. WE SHOULD HAVE MORE 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 45 YEARS.

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).

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO THE RIDESHARE COMPANY CONTRACT WITH SFUSD (note p.39 appendix. B - no commercial vans)

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.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO RESULTS OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENT

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.

bullet Announcements!
bullet March 4, 2010 Day of Action Opposing the Cuts to Education!
bullet Rally (Dec. 4, 2008) Against First Student's Recent Unfair and Unjust Firings of Four of our Drivers!
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Solidarity Letter for our Struggle with First Student from the Boston School Bus Driver's Union (United Steel Workers)! - pdf file

bullet Health Care Crisis - 2007, 2008 (and into 2009).
bullet UTU 1741 Supports the San Francisco Hotel Workers, UniteHere Local 2.
bullet Antiwar Resolution.
bullet Secretary Treasurer Information (copies of UTU Insurance documents and other information and announcements).
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Contracts, Forms, Decisions and Related Information.

bullet The Union: UTU 1741.
bullet The Company: First Student (formerly Laidlaw).
bullet Items of Interests - School Bus Related!
bullet Our Archives - all Sorts of Old and Obsolete Material.
bullet Scrapbook: Pictures of Events, Protests, Rallies and Other Stuff!
bullet Useful Information - Links.
bullet Contact Us.

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Please excuse our presence during the construction of this site - it takes time to build a website. Check back often for announcements, updates and additions. Thanks for your patience !


 


Last updated -2/2020