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Veolia Hands Off USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers-Protest Rally At Veolia In SF
SF school bus drivers who are members of UTU 1741 and other transit workers picketed the SF offices of Veolia Transportation in San Francisco to demand that Veolia in Boston revoke the firing of 5 Boston school bus driver leaders who are members of USW 8751.
Veolia Hands Off USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers-Protest Rally At Veolia In San Francisco
San Francisco UTU 1741 school bus drivers and other transit workers rallied on October 30, 2013 in San Francisco at the offices of Veolia and Para Transit to demand that Veolia withdraw the firing of five leaders of the Boston USW School Bus Drivers Union. They also supported the revoking of their contract with the city of Boston. Workers also discussed the role of Veolia in a national campaign of union busting and privatization against BART workers and many other transportation workers. At BART, the management and Board of Directors brought in Thomas P. Hoch at $400,000 to attack the BART unions and demand major concessions and union busting rules.
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Published on Oct 27, 2013
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Veolia: “Hands Off the Boston School Bus Union 5!”
Stop the attacks on USW Local 8751!
How you can support the Boston School Bus Union 5:
Veolia General Manager Alex Roman III: 617-780-4840; alexander.roman [at] veoliatransdev.com
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino: 617.635.4500, mayor [at] cityofboston.gov, Fax 617.635.2851
and John McDonough, Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools 617-635-9050, superintendent [at] bostonpublicschools.org, fax 617-635-9059.
Tell them “Honor the School Bus Drivers Contract! Hand off Local 8751 leaders!”
Send copies to the Committee to Defend the School Bus Union 5 at schoolbus5 [at] teamsolidarity.org
Send solidarity letters and resolutions to the Committee to Defend the School Bus Union 5 at schoolbus5 [at] teamsolidarity.org
Send your endorsement of the Committee to Defend the School Bus Union 5 to schoolbus5 [at] teamsolidarity.org..
Donate to the support fund. (account being set up.. find Team Solidarity on facebook at tinyurl.com/d5tntcg for more info)
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The union busting anti-labor firm Veolia is working to bust unions throughout the United States. Their VP Thomas P. Hoch was hired at $400,000 to bust the unions at BART including ATU 1555 and SEIU 1021 transit workers.
There is now a national campaign to stop the firing of Boston school bus drivers who are members of USW 8751. The company is seeking to bust the union by firing nearly the entire union leadership for fighting back against their attacks.