Sign Petition to Stop Union Busting – Reinstate Fired USW 8751 Boston School Bus Union Leaders

by on December 5, 2013

Sign Petition 

Tell Veolia Corporation, the Boston School Department, the Mayor and Pres. Obama to stop Veolia’s illegal, union busting attack on USW 8751-Boston School Bus Drivers! Reinstate the fired union leaders!

CLICK HERE to send a message to Veolia’s General Manager, the Boston Superintendent of Schools, Mayor Menino, Mayor-elect Walsh, the Boston City Council, the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, Governor Patrick, Labor Secretary Perez, President Obama and the media to stop Veolia’s union busting and reinstate the fired union leaders! 

Hands Off School Bus Union 5



by on December 3, 2013

Support the School Bus 5 in the struggle against their unjust firings. Show your solidarity on #GivingTuesday with a donation at


Friends of “School Bus 5” Launch a Crowd-Funding Campaign to RAISE MONEY over the HOLIDAY SEASON for Illegally FIRED Boston BUS DRIVERS

by on December 2, 2013

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Share the Donation Link widely:

December 1, 2013

Boston, Mass  –  Friends, family, and community supporters make an appeal to support the “Boston School Bus 5” – a courageous group of union leaders who were unjustly fired in November after their co-workers staged a job protest against Veolia, the private company based in France that illegally locked out the bus drivers on October 8th, following repeated violations of their union contract. 

Hands Off the School Bus 5! Stop Union Busting!


Supporters are asked to:

1)  Make a contribution – 

An avalanche of solidarity and support in the form of $10, $50 or $100 donations will make a huge impact in the lives of these bus drivers and their families in this trying time, providing them the material support to continue to fight these unjust firings and continue to struggle for justice  and dignity for school bus drivers.
Solidarity to Sustain the Struggle can also be sent by check and made payable to: 
“Friends of the School Bus 5” 
P.O. Box 141 
Stoughton, MA 02072 
(These gifts to the 4 fired union leaders’ families are not tax deductible.)
2)  Share the fundraising link through email and social media.
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Sample Tweets:
Celebrate #WorkerPower & support the most militant community union around! #bostonschoolbus5 #holidaygiving
Excited about the future of the labor mvmnt? Support bus drivers against retaliation! #bostonschoolbus5 #holidaygiving 
Make your #cybermonday count! #workerpower #holidaygiving #bostonschoolbus5
Sample Facebook Post:
Instead of Cyber Monday, try Solidarity Monday – Make a holiday contribution to the WePay Campaign to support 5 illegally fired school bus drivers and their families in Boston who are fighting for their rights on the job.  
#workerpower #bostonschoolbus5
3)  Follow developments with the Boston School Bus 5  at, on Facebook, and Twitter.
Solidarity to Sustain the Struggle can also be sent by check and made payable to:
“Friends of the School Bus 5” 
P.O. Box 141 
Stoughton, MA 02072 
(These gifts to the 4 fired union leaders’ families are not tax deductible.)

City Council Hearing Video

by on November 24, 2013

Video of 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.   Watch the video


Live Stream of 11/21 City Council Hearing on Veolia Breach of Contract and Unfair Labor Practices

by on November 21, 2013

To view LIVESTREAM of Boston City Council Hearing to Investigate Veolia, go to , register, and log in.


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