[act-ma] The Boston School Bus Drivers Need Your Help

IAC Labor Solidarity Committee iacboston at iacboston.org
Wed Aug 13 17:36:06 PDT 2008


    * Boston school bus drivers battle for justice
    * Solidarity picnic for bus drivers
    * Bus drivers' union president says: "Community support is key to
    * Rank-and-file unionists refuse to be bullied

*Solidarity with USW L. 8751 - Boston School Bus Drivers 
*No Concessions!    No Cutbacks!*

Find out how you can get involved: 617-522-6626 or labor at iacboston.org 
<mailto:labor at iacboston.org>

*Take Action, Now!
The Boston School Bus Drivers' Contract With First Student Has Expired.
USW Local 8751 Prepares For Strike on August 21.

USW Local 8751 is serving notice to the public that the British monopoly 
First Student, Inc. -- which the City of Boston awarded a no-bid $343 
million management contract with a $6 million bonus -- is holding the 
children, parents and bus drivers of the Boston Public Schools hostage 
to its own corporate greed. With its labor agreement with 800 bus 
drivers expired on June 30, 2008, First Student has engaged in bad faith 
bargaining with the drivers, who have provided quality transportation 
for desegrated education to the students and parents of Boston since 
1974. Instead of offering just and equitable wage and benefit increases 
to the workers who provide the service, super-profitable First Student 
has demanded concessions and cutbacks from a workforce already reeling 
from the economic crisis and cost of living in the Boston area.

Take Action Now to support the hard working school bus drivers of 
Boston's communities. The City's vendor agreement gives it the power to 
enforce "harmonious labor relations". The City must force First Student 
to the table in good faith to avert the pending crisis.
/Call them today to say you want, "Safety for the Children, and Justice 
for the Drivers, Now!" /*

/*Mayor Tom Menino - 617.635.4500
School Transportation Director Rich Jacobs - 617.635.9520
First Student Vice-President Bob Timilty - 617.532.2500*/

for more information -

Labor Solidarity Committee of the
International Action Center

labor at iacboston.org

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