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LGBTQ Support Boston School Bus Drivers

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The Boston School Bus Drivers Union has been actively supporting the LGBTQ community for 40 years. Now they need our support as they are being targeted by a notorious corporation Veolia, which is trying to break their union and has fired its entire elected progressive leadership.

The union had sexual orientation language in their contract over 30 years ago, before it became law in 1987 in Massachusetts. They elected an openly lesbian as president in 1977, provide the float every year for Stonewall Warriors in Boston Pride, support Transgender Day of Remembrance, have include domestic partner provisions in their contract for decades and much more! The union regularly invites HIV prevention educators to present crucial information to the entire rank and file about HIV.

Please sign this petition so that Mayor Walsh and the Boston City Council will side with our union, 97% Haitian, African-American and Latin@ drivers

National Pride at Work AFL-CIO Support Statement for Boston School Bus Drivers Union
- for Solidarity Day II Union Rally

On behalf of the National Executive Board and the members of Pride at Work from all around the country, we want to let you know that we stand with you in your current struggle and will do whatever we can to make sure that justice prevails for all of you. USW Local 8751 has always been there when the LGBT Labor community has needed you and when we still need you. And that is why we could not be silent about your current struggle. Just like you’ve always been there for us during some very difficult struggles, we always knew that we could count on you. We wish that we could be there standing with each and every one of you today to send the message that “enough is enough” and that we will all continue to fight until justice prevails. While the Board members of Pride at Work cannot be there, some of our local chapter members are and we want our brothers and sisters to know that we stand with you today, in solidarity, with our voices and our commitment to be with you in every other way possible until you get justice. And we will let the entire LGBT community know what is happening to you.
Lori Pelletier and Shane Larson
National Executive Board, Pride at Work

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