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