Victory may still be in the air with the “not guilty” verdict on March 5 in the trumped-up felony case against union leader Stevan Kirschbaum, but the uphill battle facing the school bus drivers in Boston is not over yet.
The four fired leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 — Vice President and Pension Administrator Steven Gillis, Recording Secretary and Charlestown Chief Steward Andre Francois, Steward and former three-term president Garry Murchison and Grievance Chair and founding member Kirschbaum — have been out of work since October of 2013. A new union contract hasn’t been negotiated since the last one expired on July 1. The city has also kicked middle school kids off the school buses and onto public transportation, putting union jobs and Boston’s children in danger.
You can be a part of this struggle wherever you live. Call Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today! Keep calling 617-635-4500; fax statements and resolutions to him at 517-635-2851; and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign the online petition at tinyurl.com/ngeu59j to send emails to the mayor, school department and city council. Tell them: “If you stand for union rights, prove it. Reinstate the four fired leaders now!”
Say no to union busting! Justice for union drivers — safety for the children!