Boston City Council Hearing

City Council Hearing to Investigate Veolia’s Breach of Contract

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey is calling on the Boston City Council to investigate Veolia Transportation, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate headquartered in France that is under contract to run Boston Public Schools’ bus system.

Yancey introduced a hearing order on November 6, 2013 to investigate allegations of unfair labor practices by Veolia Transportation now being heard before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and to determine if Veolia Transportation is in breach of its vendor contract with the City of Boston.

“It’s important that Veolia is living up to the collective bargaining agreement that was in place when it took over last summer,” he said.

Veolia Transportation, before assuming management of BPS’ bus system on July 1, 2013, signed an agreement vowing to honor the union’s current contract and to operate under all terms and conditions.

Below is video of the entire 2 hour and 38 minute Hearing, divided into four parts

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