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Labor Union Rally - Support the School Bus Drivers - 30 June 6pm Dorchester
27 Jun 2014
After a year of the anti-union Violia Corporations anti-worker management of the Boston Public School bus system workers are organizing to fight the bosses cut backs.
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Veolia - Hands Off School Bus Drivers!
On Monday, June 30, at 6pm, there will be a labor union rally in Dorchester at the Freeport Street bus yards. The organizers are asking people to gather at the corner of Dorchester Ave. and Hoyt St - directly outside a Veolia Corporation managed facility.
Some of the demands and signs are:
Don't Kick Middle Schoolers Off the Bus!
Say 'No' to BPS Cuts! Defend Public Education!
Contract Justice Now!
Veolia: Unfair Labor Practice!
We want safety for Children! Keep the Union Drivers!
United Steelworkers International leaders who have been fired by Veolia - Steve Gillis, Andre Francois, Steven Kirschbaum, and Garry Murchison are backed by many in the Boston labor movement.
The rally has been endorsed by:
Steve Tollman - President Mass. AFL-CIO
Rich Rodgers - Exec. Sec. Treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council
Myles Calvey - Business Mngr. IBEW Local 2222
John Shinn - Director District 4, USW
Charles Clemons, founder of "Touch Radio 106.1"
Coalition for Equal Quality Education
Minister Don Muhammad - Nation of Islam Mosque 11
Chuck Turner - former Boston City Councilor
Mel King - activist former mayoral candidate
International Action Center
Women's Fightback Network
Every person who shows up helps. Make an effort to stand on the streets of Boston for labor union rights, and to defend public education. Organized workers have the power to turn this society around, and upside down. Show up and scare the bosses!
See: Dailymotion video of the rally in Feb 2014 in Dorchester -
Still photo slide show - Boston Bus Drivers Rally Photos - 1 Feb 2014 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1avoaf_boston-bus-drivers-rally-photos
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