Harvard blockade bans neo-Nazi Bannon

By Steve Gillis Photo: Chief Steward Ed Childs and Sarah Cleary of Harvard dining service workers, UNITE HERE Local 26. Hundreds of students, university workers, social justice activists and contingents of antifa and other antifascist activists from greater Boston blockaded the doors of the Kennedy School of Government in a cold, dark rain on Nov. 30, outraged that “liberal” Harvard …

Striking Dining Workers Win at Harvard

Broad support for dishwashers, cooks vs. billionaires By Ed Childs and Steve Gillis Cambridge, Mass. For 20 days Harvard Square was the scene of the most raucous, disruptive demonstrations this town had experienced since the Vietnam War. The workers at Harvard University Dining Services were on strike and Harvard wouldn’t budge. But finally the bankers who control the Harvard Corporation …

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Historic Victory for Boston school bus drivers as fired leaders reinstated

Dec. 22 — After more than two years of hard-fought struggle, the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union — United Steelworkers Local 8751 — have won a historic victory against global giant Veolia/Transdev, one of the most notorious capitalist union busters, and Boston Public School bosses, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and their media mouthpieces. …

From Selma to Boston: “I’m fighting for the union!’

Georgia Scott of Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers Union, spoke on Aug. 21 with Workers World reporter Minnie Bruce Pratt about the drivers’ ongoing struggle against union-busting corporate giant Veolia/Transdev. The company has illegally fired four union leaders and flagrantly violated contract conditions, resulting in almost 700 union grievances. Scott, the treasurer of Team Solidarity for the union, …

Help the Boston school bus drivers win the third and final round against union-busting

Like many union struggles, the Boston school bus driver fight has been a long one. Four of the union’s leaders were unjustly and illegally fired by the union-busting Veolia Corp in November 2013—and still haven’t gotten their jobs back. The company they are up against, recently renamed Transdev, is not only notorious for union-busting—which is bad enough—but Transdev supports Israeli …

Veolia/Transdev: ‘Evil Corp’

As the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, move into a crucial stretch of their struggle to rehire their four fired leaders, and for a just contract and safety for Boston’s school children, Workers World newspaper here examines their primary opponent, Transdev Services Inc., formerly Veolia Transportation Services. This notorious corporation has earned the wrath of progressives throughout the …