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News :: Labor
Wobs support Boston School Bus Drivers!
18 Jun 2015
Reposted from the Boston IWW blog.

In our latest gesture of solidarity towards our fellow workers of United Steelworkers’ Local 8751, area IWW’s turned out for the school bus drivers’ rally on 6/18/15. We were joined by members of Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM). Boston’s school bus drivers face vicious attacks from the international conglomerate Veolia / Transdev, infamous for running segregated bus services in occupied Palestine, privatizing water to squeeze the poor, and union-busting.
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Four of the local’s leaders have been fired (one was even hit with bogus criminal charges, since dismissed), and the company has spied on workers, scabbed out union jobs and ignored hundreds of grievances. FW Genevieve LeChat spoke for the Boston IWW and pledged our full support for the drivers. USW 8751 is a majority Black union with a proud tradition of militancy. Justifiably famous for aiding other workers in their struggles, school bus drivers have turned out repeatedly for Wobbly-led actions, and today we returned the favor. Other participants in the rally included Workers’ World and the Communist Party.
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