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Pack the courtroom Oct. 6: Drop charges against Boston school bus drivers’ leader

By September 26, 2014
Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis

The Boston School Bus Drivers Union fight against heartless union-buster Veolia is being waged on many fronts. It’s now a fight to get the frame-up felony charges on Grievance Chair Steve Kirschbaum dropped; to rehire the four unjustly fired leaders; and to win a just contract, which expired on June 30. On the frame-up charges, […]


Masacre de Gaza expone demócratas

By August 12, 2014

Si usted no se había percatado del verdadero papel del Partido Demócrata, la masacre por el ejército israelí contra civiles palestinas/os debieron abrirle los ojos. Mientras fotos y videos impresionantes de la devastación de Gaza están siendo observados las 24 horas por cualquier persona con una computadora, los políticos demócratas no pueden expresar su apoyo […]


Gaza slaughter exposes Democrats

By August 9, 2014

If your eyes weren’t open to the true role of the Democratic Party, the Israeli military’s slaughter of Palestinian civilians should have snapped them wide open. As stunning photos and videos of the devastation of Gaza are being watched 24/7 by anyone with a laptop or iPhone, Democratic politicians can’t voice their support for Israel […]


Drop frame-up charges! Rehire four Boston school bus drivers!

By July 7, 2014

The city of Boston and the Veolia Corporation have responded to the Boston school bus drivers’ union show of strength at its June 30th Solidarity Day III demonstration with an outrageous set of trumped-up charges against one of the union leaders: driver and union founder Stevan Kirschbaum. With contract negotiations taking place, these frame-up tactics […]


Spike Lee said the right thing

By March 3, 2014
Spike Lee

Brooklyn, N.Y. — When filmmaker Spike Lee made a series of pithy, crowd-pleasing observations opposing the racist effects of gentrification in Brooklyn, the capitalist media wasted no time in attacking him. Lee’s comments — which received multiple rounds of applause and laughter at a Feb. 25 Pratt Institute Black History Month event in Brooklyn — […]


Solidarity Day 2 versus unionbuster

By January 31, 2014
Boston School Bus Drivers

The attempt by Veolia, an international conglomerate, to bust the Boston School Bus Drivers Union has created a widespread fightback movement. Its next focus is Solidarity Day 2 (SD2), a demonstration set for Feb. 1 outside the company’s headquarters. The struggle to rehire the four illegally fired leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 has become […]


Massachusetts labor movement intervenes for school bus drivers

By January 21, 2014

Veolia Transportation, the giant transnational conglomerate, is finding itself increasingly isolated in its attempt to break the leadership of United Steelworkers union Local 8751, the Boston school bus drivers union. A week after the union-busting, anti-labor firm lost its commuter rail contract, Boston area labor leaders issued a joint call for “Solidarity Day 2” — […]


Setback for Veolia boosts Solidarity Day 2 for bus union

By January 17, 2014

The fight to reinstate the wrongly fired leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, got a boost on Jan. 8 when Veolia Transportation lost the contract to run Massachusetts’ commuter rail system. The loss by Veolia, the vicious French-based, global union-busting company that runs Boston’s school bus system, of the […]


Veolia guilty of union-busting! Contribute to campaign to reinstate the fired Boston school bus drivers

By December 4, 2013
USW Local 8751 members point to illegal lockout on Oct. 19.

On Dec. 2, “Friends of the School Bus 5” launched a crowd-sourcing fundraising effort to raise money for the families of the four fired Boston school bus drivers’ union leaders.  Already, District 35 of the Painters and Allied Trades in Boston has led the way with a $1,000 contribution, presented to Steelworkers Union Local 8751 by Business […]


Workers pack Boston hearing, expose union busters

By November 28, 2013
Boston school bus drivers testify against Veolia’s violations at Nov. 21 city council meeting.WW photo: Joseph Piette

If Veolia Transportation’s union-busting crackdown on the United Steelworkers Local 8751 Boston school bus drivers’ leadership was meant to intimidate the rank and file, it is having the opposite effect. On Oct. 8, the company locked out the drivers after they held a legally protected protest of the company’s many unfair labor practices. Since then, […]