Say NO to Union Busting

by on January 23, 2015

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**Urgent: Pack the Court Feb 2, 2015: Drop the Frame-Up Charges. Click for flier.

 

***See Call for Labor Solidarity: Statement, Resolutions passed

 

“Peoples State of the City SpeakOut”: Tues, Jan 13, 2014: 5-8pm. Symphony Hall. See pdf flier. Facebook Event.
 -Black Lives Matter: Defend school desegregation in Boston! Statement from Team Solidarity. See pdf flier.

 

-SIGN THE PETITION: Fire BPS Transportation Director John Steketee – DUMP Veolia.  Pass it on.
Stop corporate conflict of interest in our schools. Act Now!
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Contract Update:

At a packed December 11, 2014 membership meeting, Boston School Bus Drivers Union: USW Local 8751 voted unanimously to ask the United Steelworkers International to authorize a ULP (unfair labor practice) protected STRIKE against Veolia! … to print STRIKE signs, and put the company and city on notice that: NO Amnesty, NO Contract, NO Peace! …”We decided to settle all family business with this vile corporation, after exhausting all other remedies. We have built strong alliances and solidarity with forces across the city, and indeed, the country. “Justice for the many, justice for the free, let Veolia be paid in FULL, that’s just enough for me!” (from Team Solidarity FB.)  Please continue to circulate & sign the PETITION to drop the outrages Union-busting charges against Steve Kirschbaum.

 

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Read the crucial Team Solidarity Bulletin, which includes a brief review of Veolia unfair labor practices, an update on negotiations, and reports of several unanimous votes, including donating for disaster relief following the volcanic destruction of the island of Fogo, Cabo Verde (homeland of many members) & support for “Black Lives Matter – Boston” in  Solidarity with their continuing work leading the growing mass movement for Justice and police accountability. “USW 8751 is proudly continuing our legacy of standing rock-solid against racism as we have done since our formation in the 1970s! We call on all unions to demonstrate  “Solidarity   in  Action”  with  the  historic  “Black  Lives  Matter”  movement! “

 

MLK Message from the Fired Leaders of Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers

by on January 18, 2015

 

 

Frame-up trial turns into Solidarity Day 7

by on December 3, 2014

Enough is Enough! Stop the Charade! Drop Outrageous Union Busting Frame-up Charges filed by Boston Police Department (BPD) against Steve Kirschbaum, Chair of the Grievance Committee and a founder of the Local. 

SIGN ON to the Community/Labor Statement!

KEEP CALLING IN: Suffolk County DA Daniel Conley, 617-619-4000 fax 617-619-4210.
Tell him to drop the frame-up, anti-union felony charges against USW 8751 union leader Steve Kirschbaum.

Nov. 24, 2014. Dorchester, Mass. — The fighting members of Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, and their supporters from the community, labor and the political movement staged a virtual occupation of the Dorchester [Mass.] District Court on Nov. 24 at the scene of the continuing anti-union frame-up trial of USW 8751 grievance chair and founder, Steven Kirschbaum. People packed the courtroom and hallways, and picketed and rallied on the courthouse steps.

Team Solidarity — “the Voice of United School Bus Union Workers” — even conducted briefing rallies inside the courthouse in “Occupy Wall Street” style.

The militant legal team of people’s attorneys Barry P. Wilson and John Pavlos brought the Team Solidarity fightback approach right into the court proceedings. The defense attorneys’ tactics shocked the prosecution when they introduced a “mass witness” list, issuing subpoenas to numerous enemies of the union, including Veolia’s management, the Boston School Department and the Boston police.

Kirschbaum’s attorneys also presented a detailed, thorough and compelling motion to dismiss the case, effectively taking on Veolia, BSD and the Boston police. The attorneys even called out the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office for its apparent complicity in union busting, since the office had gone ahead with a prosecution in the face of fraudulent and fabricated evidence and government witnesses’ false statements. READ THE REST.

 

PACK THE COURT! Monday, November 24

by on October 18, 2014

Stop Veolia/City Escalating War on USW 8751 Boston School Bus Union

Drop Outrageous Union Busting Frame-up Charges filed by Boston Police
Department (BPD) against Steve Kirschbaum, Chair of the Grievance Committee and a founder of the Local. Two Charges Down, Two to Go! Nov 24 Trial scheduled on remaining charges.

ALL OUT Monday, Nov 24, 9:00 A.M. Dorchester District Court
510 Washington St, Dorchester, MA

SIGN ON to the Community/Labor Statement!

NATIONAL CALL-IN – Call Suffolk County DA Daniel Conley,
617-619-4000 fax 617-619-4210.
Tell him to drop the frame-up, anti-union felony charges against
USW 8751 union leader Steve Kirschbaum.

Peoples’ Attorney’s Barry P. Wilson and John Pavlos brilliantly expose the Veolia/Transdev corporation`s fraudulent abuse of the court system in the international, austerity-services corporation’s attempt to further it’s union-busting program. All Out for the Trial, November 24th in Dorchester District Court! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NB4JDWXBc&feature=youtu.be&list=PLYANTEJ0R9JQRteSFmoRsGIQfY6aLKRzG

Court Proceedings, October 6, 2014, Boston School Bus Union Leader Steve Kirschbaum

 

October 6, 2014, Rally outside Dorchester District Court

 

VIEW UPDATE ON OCT 6 Court Appearance, background in FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/750460098336420/

 

October 14 Bulletin

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