Election Victory! Rehire the 4! Settle the Contract, NOW!

by on May 8, 2015

Continue the Call-in & SIGN online petition: Tell Mayor Walsh – Reinstate the FourDETAILSFB 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!



Support Team Solidarity

by on April 9, 2015
(Continue the Call-in & SIGN online petition: Tell Mayor Walsh – Reinstate the FourDETAILSFB 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.)

Fight Now for a United Leadership

to Defend Against Company/City Attacks

and to Build a Strong Union

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FinSec, Tres and Rec Sec 2015
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Continue the Call-In & Labor Solidarity

by on April 5, 2015

***Continue: the Call-in & SIGN online petition: Tell Mayor Walsh: Reinstate the Four.

See <<details>> FB Event 

 ****FLASH: Jury rules “Not-Guilty” on all the sham charges. Get the details 


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***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!
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.



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.


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