Solidarity with low-wage worker fightback

Source : Workers World | Solidarity with low-wage worker fightback   Tens of millions of workers in the U.S. — over 90 percent in the private sector —  have no union. Under current anti-worker laws, our siblings who drive for Uber/Lyft aren’t even considered workers and are ineligible for meager unemployment insurance payments. Drivers and other gig workers are being told …

Boston school bus drivers win emergency full pay during school closure

Source: Workers World | Boston school bus drivers win emergency full pay during school closure   On March 16, elected officers of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, conducted mass meetings in the bus yards over loudspeakers with hundreds of drivers, monitors, dispatchers and support staff. They presented a multipart agreement reached with Transdev — a division …

Local 8751 Concerns and Demands for COVID-19 Preparedness

As news of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads as fast as the virus, now reported in all New England states, workers in fields of public education have been advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and all branches of public health and government to prepare immediately…

Don’t Believe the Anti-Union, Labor-Hating, Blame-Shifting LIES of the media

SOLIDARITY with Boston School Bus Drivers USW LOCAL 8751 Don’t Believe the Anti-Union, Labor-Hating, Blame-Shifting LIES of and other media  The Hard-Working members of Local 8751 Are NOT Engaged in a Labor Action ….YET ! Download PDF   The responsibility for the school transportation problems of last week, as well as the impending, potentially disastrous Boston Public Schools start-up this week, …

We Want Safety for the Children, Contract Justice for the Drivers!

Download PDF Veolia Transdev / BPS, “We Say, No!  Union Busting’s Got To Go!” Live the 8751 Legacy: No Concessions, No Way! When your united, fighting Negotiations Committee started the contract bargaining process for our valuable labor and our families’ well-being last Spring, Transdev and their City sponsors laid down a contract war-proposal that tore up nearly every page, from …

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 …

Boston union aids Standing Rock, Charlotte resistance

By Martha Grevatt posted on workers.org on September 26, 2016 On Sept. 22, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751 held its first membership meeting since the start of school. This writer had the rare opportunity to witness the union’s 40-plus-year tradition of solidarity in action. While in Boston, I was asked to give the membership an update on …

Boston School Bus Union West Coast tour shares lessons of victory

Posted on August 9, 2016 on workers.org, article by Hannah Kirschbaum and Stevan Kirschbaum A delegation from Team Solidarity, Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751 toured the West Coast from July 18 to 24 to bring the lessons of their recent historic victory against Veolia/Transdev/City of Boston union busting. Entitled “Solidarity Works,” the whirlwind, five-city tour included labor/community rallies; …