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6/18/2015 – USW 8751 Solidarity Rally – No Veolia Union Busting – Reinstate the Four Fired Leaders
Election Victory! Rehire the 4! Settle the Contract, NOW!
Continue the Call-in & SIGN online petition: Tell Mayor Walsh – Reinstate the Four. DETAILS, FB Event.
**FLASH: Jury rules “Not-Guilty” on all sham charges – details / Call for Labor Solidarity: Statement & Resolutions / Scroll down for other recent actions, more info, Background / Email from Chuck Turner to Mayor Walsh.
The militant fighting rank and file of USW 8751 have spoken! On April 30, 2015, The Team Solidarity- the Voice of United School Bus Union Workers USW 8751 Boston School Bus Union Executive Board Election 2015 slate, lead by the four illegally fired leaders, scored a stunning victory, capturing ALL positions with a landslide mandate. In the largest voter turnout in the history of the Local, the membership sent a message, loud and clear, to Veolia/Transdev, Boston Public Schools, and Mayor Walsh, that USW 8751 prepared to fight and win a just contract, reinstatement of the 4 fired leaders and to unite with the community to struggle for equal quality education! Let’s get this thing resolved! Rehire the four! Settle the contract!
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Fight Now for a United Leadership
to Defend Against Company/City Attacks
and to Build a Strong Union
Continue the Call-In & Labor Solidarity
***Continue: the Call-in & SIGN online petition: Tell Mayor Walsh: Reinstate the Four.
****FLASH: Jury rules “Not-Guilty” on all the sham charges. Get the details
***Call for Labor Solidarity: Statement, Resolutions passed.
-See Running Summary for details on this struggle. Scroll down to Background.
“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!
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.
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!