Two leaders of the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, arrived in Chicago on April 2. Union Trustees Fred Floreal and Frantz “Fanfan” Cadet came to tell over 2,000 union activists attending the Labor Notes conference about their great victory against the Veolia/Transdev transnational corporation.
After 26 months of struggle, this union-busting company was forced to reinstate four unjustly fired union leaders. The union won an excellent contract.
The brothers received a tremendous response when they spoke to over 100 people at a transit workers meeting during the conference. After the conference, at a meeting hosted by Local 8751, they led a rich discussion about the victory with labor, political and youth activists.