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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoThe broadcaster is running promos on Telugu channels announcing the arrival of the new channel. Telugu star Rana Daggubati is engaged to promote the new channel.Star Sports 1 Telugu, just like the SS 1 Hindi and SS 1 Tamil, will also have dedicated Telugu commentators for live sporting events. There will be dedicated Telugu language graphics.Also Read: Star India to launch Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu by year…Insidesport.co has reported last month about Star Sports’ plans to launch the Telugu and Kannada sports channels. The launch date of the Kannada channel is expected to be announced soon. Besides Indian sports, Star Sports 1 Kannada will also air Karnataka Premier League (KPL).Star’s regional sports channels are home to India cricket and local sporting leagues like the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pro Kabaddi, and Indian Super League (ISL). The regional sports channels also promote State-level sporting events. Star Sports 1 Tamil is the official broadcaster of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).Till now, Star was broadcasting Telugu feeds for different sporting events on Star Maa Movies. The launch of Star Sports 1 Telugu will ensure that Star Maa Movies will not have to tinker with its FPC anymore.Under the new MRP regime, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada have been priced at Rs 19 each for TV consumers.With the launch of Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star’s sports portfolio will comprise nine SD and five HD channels. 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I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) 2006 abridged results.Company ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limited
Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.
I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s a little-known fact that stock market investing has turned around the fortunes of many ordinary people. Billionaire Warren Buffett is an American investor who has inspired many individuals to embark on the road to riches through stock market investing. He’s shown us how to become millionaires, and I now think it’s a possibility for anyone. Can I make millions with little capital?That’s all very well, but is it really possible to become a millionaire if I have little money to begin with? The simple answer is yes. But it will take is time. Stock market millionaires are not made overnight. Instead, stock market investing is a slow (but effective) process for building future prosperity.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buffett runs a company called Berkshire Hathaway, which he acquired in 1965. He uses this as an investment vehicle for his stock purchases. The premise of Buffett’s investing strategy is to buy and hold for the long term. Over time, the companies he’s invested in grow, increasing the size of his investment. Much of his investment growth he credits to the magical power of dividends. They can contribute to the compound interest phenomenon of building wealth exponentially by earning interest on top of interest.For example, if I invested £200 a month and generated an effective annual interest rate of 10%, after 40 years I would have accumulated £1,118,921. If I can afford to increase the monthly amount to £300 and reduce the time to 35 years, then I will accumulate £1,027,768. Adjusting the monthly amount or the interest rate will change how long it takes to generate £1m. This shows how it’s a goal anyone can achieve, with commitment and some careful stock-picking techniques.A little wisdom reduces riskOver the years, Buffett has given us many words of wisdom. Most of them, he doles out through his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. One of his gems includes “our favorite holding period is forever”, which restates his buy-and-hold philosophy. Another is that “risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing”. This serves as a reminder to would-be investors to understand what they’re buying into before parting with cash.If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Buffett is the biggest target of such flattery in the investing world. Many investors have replicated his methods to their personal gain and some professionals have done so too. One such man is Nick Train. He has built his UK-focused funds around the Buffett methodology and made many investors rich along the way. He too advocates a buy-and-hold strategy and is reluctant to sell anything.Buy and holdIt’s difficult to have the conviction to hold stocks that appear to be losing money. This is especially true given the economic landscape today is filled with uncertainty. That’s why it’s reassuring to learn that history has shown it pays to be patient. Apparently, investors who held with conviction and even added to their holdings during a downturn, gained the most in the long run. That’s why I think this is an opportune time to buy stocks at knock-down prices, and I’m constantly looking for bargain stocks to buy and hold.I really do think it’s possible to become a millionaire through stock market investing. Therefore, with discipline and a plan in place, I strive to make stock market investing my wealth generating strategy of choice. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay How to become a millionaire! 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Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images The US S&P 500 or the UK FTSE 100: which would I buy today and why? Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has repeatedly warned, most recently in May 2020, “Never bet against America”. For much of history, this has certainly been good advice. But when I look at the US S&P 500 and the UK FTSE 100 today, I’m very tempted to back Britain, as well as betting on America. Here’s why.The S&P 500 hits a record highOn Monday, the S&P 500 closed at a record high of nearly 3,916 points and currently hovers around 3,906. Since the 2008 meltdown, the index has gained in nine of the past 12 years, with just three modest down years. Over these 12 years, the index has more than quintupled, producing huge gains from the world’s biggest stock market. If only I could say the same for the FTSE 100, the S&P 500’s poor cousin.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 100 is at 1999 levelsAs I write, the FTSE 100 trades around 6,525 points, a level it first surpassed in late 1999. What’s more, the UK’s main index is over 1,350 points lower than — and more than a sixth (17.2%) below — its record high above 7,877, hit in May 2018. Ouch.To me, the S&P looks expensive and the Footsie cheapAs a value investor, I aim to buy into good businesses at reasonable valuations. For me, the FTSE 100 looks the better bet today — on basic fundamentals, at least.Today, the S&P 500 trades on a forecast price-to-earnings ratio (PER) of 23 and an earnings yield of 4.3%. It was more expensive than this in 2000 and 2007, but spectacular crashes followed. However, with near-zero interest rates and subdued inflation, this ratings expansion might be justified. Conversely, the FTSE 100 trades on a PER of 14 and an earnings yield of 7.1%. Thus, buying 2021 earnings is much cheaper in the UK than the US. However, the American economy usually outperforms the UK’s, so this ratings gap might be rational.A similar gap is seen with dividend yields. The S&P 500 has a current dividend yield of just 1.57%, very close to the bottom end of its historical range. The FTSE 100 offers a forecast dividend yield of 3.8% — 2.42 times the US yield.I could easily be wrongNot for the first time, UK shares look cheap relative to US stocks and, on some measures, the difference is at a 50-year high. For income investors like me, rotating from US stocks into cheap UK shares looks tempting. But this switch has backfired many times before, as the S&P 500’s yearly returns have beaten the FTSE 100’s in almost every year since 2000.Also, the FTSE 100 is very short on highly rated tech stocks and is packed with old-economy businesses. These include large oil & gas, mining, and financial companies. Also, the repercussions of Brexit and the EU/UK trade deal are unclear, which creates economic uncertainty. Likewise, Covid-19 mutations could prove disastrous for UK business and FTSE 100 earnings growth.I’m into buying value, and UK shares look cheap on fundamentals to me. Even so, following Buffett’s wise advice, I’ll never bet against the US. Instead, I’m rebalancing my family portfolio by weighting it more to the FTSE 100. This should act as a counterweight to overpriced US stocks, some of which look very frothy. Finally, I don’t expect the FTSE 100 to shoot out the lights by massively outperforming the S&P 500. 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Please enter your name here A Recap from the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood Community MeetingFrom District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod Love Last week, District 2 along with the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood Community Neighborhood and Orange County staff hosted a community meeting at the John H. Bridges Community Center to present findings on improvements for 13thStreet and Clarcona Road intersection where vehicle accidents occur regularly and to review survey results of community signage located exclusively on the south side of Apopka denoting, Welcome to South Apopka. I would like to thank everyone who completed (and returned the surveys), attended the meeting, and offered their input on what they would like to see in their community. In addition, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to City of Apopka Commissioner Alexander Smith and Pastor Hezekiah Bradford with The Luke Experience Church for attending, offering their input and history of the establishment of the signs. Understanding that at one point, there was a logical need for the signs, however as time has evolved, the signs represent a division of a community that is being strengthened by bold and unifying City and County leadership.District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveShortly after I had taken office as District 2 Commissioner, I had expressed the concerns of residents as well as my own for several accidents that have occurred at the intersection of Clarcona Road and 13thStreet. In response to these concerns, Orange County Traffic Engineering conducted a study to determine options in addressing this issue. In their study, staff had analyzed 5 years of crash data ranging from September 2013 to September 2018. Through this analysis, it was discovered that 52 total crashes had occurred: 21 right angle crashes (40%), 7 in 2017; 3 left turn crashes (6%); 50% daytime/50% night-time; 0 fatalities, 14 injury crashes, 38 PDO crashes. In reviewing some of the studies and actions that had been utilized previously in an attempt to rectify this issue, staff did emphasize that a multi-way stop study has been conducted. According to Orange County Traffic Engineering, if a multi-way stop is installed at this intersection, it will have the following effects: Reduce delay for 13thStreet; increase delay for Clarcona Road, and improve safety. It is for these aforementioned effects that staff recommended the installation of a multi-way stop. Based on the findings, staff will submit a request to begin this process for consideration by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners during their December 4thmeeting. If the request is approved, it will take 2-4 weeks for the multi-way stop to be installed.At the time I had discussed the possibility of installing a multi-way stop, I had also expressed concerns of residents over the name “South Apopka” given to the community. In an attempt to obtain a broader understanding of the community’s feelings on this, a survey was mailed to residents. The survey consisted of 5 questions:Do you live in South Apopka?What is the name of your street where you live?How do you feel about the name “South Apopka”?What name do you use to refer to your community?Please explain any thoughts you have about the community being called “South Apopka”.Of the 1,901 surveys that were mailed out, 66 residents had responded as of October 30th, and 72 had responded as of November 8th.In response to the first question, of the 65 total that responded, 87% of residents said that they lived in South Apopka and 13% said that they did not. For the third question, of the 60 total that responded, 15 (25%) and 16 (27%) residents said that they “hate” and “don’t like” the name South Apopka, respectively. In addition, 11 (18%), 10 (17%) and 8 (13%) said that they “don’t care either way”, “like” and “love” the name South Apopka. Out of the 58 that responded, the following results were recorded for the fourth question: 34 (57%) said Apopka; 11 (18%) said South Apopka; 6 (10%) said their street name, and 9 (15%) said other. The “other” responses included: Downtown; Clarkville Subdivision; Lake Jewel Heights; Tilden Annex; Beautiful (unincorporated) Orange County; West Apopka; Blueberry Hill; Highland, area; and Lake Jewel.In response to the survey results, a majority of those who had responded as well as those who spoke at the community meeting appeared to feel that the name “South Apopka” gave a negative stigma to their community and that we need to be “One Apopka”.“We need to think about the negative effect and connotation that the name “South Apopka” has on our millennials and future generations in the community,” said Ms. Monique Morris, District 2 Citizen of the Year. “Our signs should read: “Welcome to Apopka.””There was much engagement during the community discussion to the extent that the majority of residents supported the elimination of the signage denoting “South Apopka”. The discussion was very passionate among residents and at the conclusion, I instructed staff to proceed forward and very surprisingly, as I congratulated staff and residents on participation in the process, I heard the word “coon” and turned only to hear it repeated and directed at me. While I maintained my composure, I thought to myself, the individual repeatedly directing epithets to me, who by the way was a black person, only solidified my resolve to be a better example for people even when I find myself in disagreement on the issues. I love my community, love having the opportunity to serve but I also realize, if the community does not send a strong message that behavior such as this is not acceptable and will not be tolerated, then I fear there is more work to be done than I could have ever imagined. I am proud to have served my community, and truly understand who and what I am. Just an ordinary God-fearing man, trying to be blessed with doing extraordinary things. We are a community of people and none of what I have accomplished has been done alone and didn’t come without individuals throwing rocks. It’s the people who stand up to the rock throwers and ask, are you making this place better or worst. Thank you all for helping with resolving the above items, as well as working with me to get things done in my short time serving on the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACTIVITIES AS DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONERIntroduce to the Board of County Commissioners an innovative approach to incorporating economic development in blighted communities utilizing laser like data and incorporating Faith and Community Based Organizations administering human services, i.e., mentoring, tutoring, delinquency management, foster care services, vocation training, business development and financial literacy through Community Empowerment Zones, on July 17, 2018.Advocating for a pro-rated portion of $20 million to be directed by policy to communities that demonstrate based on data, the critical need at Board of County Commissioner’s meeting October 30, 2018.Secured Orange County funding support for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Funds for the second largest municipality (Apopka). (September 20, 2018)Hosted the Trilateral Safe Neighborhoods Community Information and Innovation Briefing,( Apopka, Lee Road, and Pine Hills) (July 19, 2018)Hosted the “Engaging Men, Advancing Women” Open Communication Town Hall Meeting-at Apopka V.F.W. Community Center on August 8, 2018. * focused to address improved advocacy & responsibility of men within their communities, their homes, and children.“Engaging Men” Phase two Town Hall Forum (September 20, 2018, at 5000 Silver Star Road, Orlando) *Focused on criminal justice reform and implicit Bias by law enforcement and community stakeholders.“Advancing Women” Forum Phase Two (September 27, 2018, at 2801 N. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando) *Focused on professional mentorship of young women, psychological and mental health issues of abuse.Secured the construction funding for the creation of South Apopka Adult Technical Vocational Center (Orange Board of County Commission, August 31, 2018) with a negotiated cooperative agreement with Orange County Public Schools to manage and facilitate operations.Negotiated with Orange County Public Schools for the Apopka Community Citizens to participate and have ownership in the Naming of the South Apopka Adult Technical Vocational Center. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rod, I am very sorry that someone directed a racial slur, a derogatory name, at you during the community meeting, you wrote about, in the above article. You didn’t deserve that! I pray you don’t take that slur to heart! Don’t let people like that, get to you! I know you work extremely hard to improve this community, and you are a good guy. It seems like irrational people, and their shameful behavior, is on the rise all around our country, and I have a viewpoint as to why, but I won’t point fingers, at this time. For instance, as we have been driving around town, the last few days running errands, I have never seen so many irrational people, honking their horns, yelling out their windows, and throwing fists out the windows of their vehicles, at other people traveling along the roads. Talk about road rage! One lady turning, screamed out her window, “Dumbass” to another lady in front of her, turning right, in her car, when it was a double lane, and she had plenty of room to go around her, in the left lane going in the same direction, divided by a median to the opposite lanes. She just wanted to vent at this other person, instead of going on around her. Don’t let it get to you Rod! Whoever this person was, maybe he or she, was just jealous of your position, as county commissioner, or maybe had a different opinion of the signage, or whatever….who knows? 1 COMMENT Successfully secured an automobile to assist a worthy citizen in becoming self-sufficient.Host the School & Community Violence Forum, “It’s Time to Talk” at Evans High School on November 1, 2018.Host in partnership with the Community Back to School Fair with Community Partners, i.e. City of Apopka, Sam’s Club and many more at the John Bridges Community Center on August 4, 2018.Hosted and funded in partnership with the Orange County Public Schools, and area residents, a Back to School Black Panther Movie Night at Wheatley Elementary School for children and their parents on August 10, 2018.Host the Criminal Records Seal & Expunge Workshop at Wekiva High School on September 29, 2018.Facilitated the cooperative partners improvement of hospital signage in the community to ensure wayfinding for residents needing medical assistance.Aggressively triggered traffic remediation in high crash areas in South Apopka, (ongoing). (13thStreet & Clarcona )Initiated Engaging Men and Advancing Women to a diverse group by making the publications available in Spanish and English.Secured funds from the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and Orange County Government for the Central Florida Urban League and Sub-recipients in Pine Hills and Apopka programs.Established funded Mentoring Partnership with Wheatley Elementary School and Save Our Sons.Established funded Mentoring Partnership with Robinswood Middle School and United Foundation of Central Florida, Inc. and Save Our Sons.Results Based Accountability Training with Dr. Randy Nelson Bethune-Cookman University, the Annie B. Casey Foundation with support from Florida A&M University, Edwards Waters College, and Florida Memorial University on November 15, 2018.Established a Mentoring and Mental Health Services Partnership between Meadowbrook Middle School, Robinswood Middle School, Wheatley Elementary and Saving Our Sons and Future Leaders United.Secured and presented approximately $8k to community based organizations at the Spirit of Florida Gospel Fest to Boy Scout Troop #211-(Apopka), Oasis Reading Program-(Apopka), Saving Our Sons-(Apopka/Orlando), Future Leaders United-(Pine Hills), I-BUILD/Restoration of Senior Citizen Homes-(Apopka) and LANES Girls-(Orange County).Transitioned the Senior Exercise Class in Apopka to a government-funded health and wellness class for seniors of all ages.THINGS ON THE HORIZONIn conversation with Orange County Public Schools, Orange County, Apopka Chamber of Commerce, Zellwood Aviation Authority, Valencia Community College, and U.C.F. to discuss an aviation mechanical vocational training initiative to work in collaboratively with the Apopka Vocational facility and in conjunction with the West Orange Aviation Authority at the Zellwood Airport. (Pending successful advocacy with Gov. Scotts Office)Working on getting Infrastructure Discretionary Funds for a Feasibility Study for Passenger Rail.Established a new relationship with Historic Black Colleges and Universities like Bethune Cookman University through Dr. Randy Nelson, Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program School of Graduate Studies/Liberal Arts Director. This relationship will track the success and failures of program initiatives executed with taxpayer dollars to determine the viability of success and return on taxpayer dollars. Previous articleOctober rainfall and water level data show a return to dry weatherNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia November 14, 2018 at 12:43 pm The Anatomy of Fear Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Engineer:Pieters BouwtechniekPhysics Consultant:S&W consultancy, VlissingenClient:Building4you DevelopmentsGross Floor Area:6.762 sqmUsable Floor Area:4.186 sqmDesign Team:Marcel Lok, Freddy Koelemeijer, Coen Smit, Niels Westmeijer, Nadine der KinderenCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luuk KramerRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The Houthaven in the Amsterdam western harbour area is the final piece of the long-term development of the southern side of the river IJ in the Dutch capital. The completion of blok0 (block 0) yields the first phase of developing the Houthaven. As part of blok0 the project IJ4you covers the final plots 8 and 9, the southern end part of this ‘superblock’. The complex consists of a 9-layered building with apartments at the Haparandaweg and a 4 to 5-layered building part with apartments to the quay of the future Houthavenkade. In developing this project, the future residents have maximum impact on the layout and the final elaboration of the houses. Each apartment is tailored differently and individually designed for its residents. Area: 20971 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Vink Bouw, Nieuwkoop Photographs: Luuk Kramer Year: CopyAbout this officeMarcel Lok_ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on May 17, 2016Cite: “Houthaven Blok 0 – Plots 8 & 9 / Marcel Lok_Architect” 17 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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This report is based on a talk given at a Sept. 12, 2015, Workers World Party national leadership meeting.The past month has brought home the stark reality of how capitalism creates both immigration crises and anti-immigrant racism. Whether it’s imperialist wars, the turbulent fluctuations of capitalist overproduction, the fascist mobilizations in Greece or the anti-immigrant bigotry of Donald Trump, capitalism is a heartless system.But repression breeds resistance. Bigoted anti-immigrant laws of 2006 brought millions of migrant workers, mostly from Latin America, into the streets in a national one-day walkout that helped to revive May Day in the U.S. In Boston, a union of mostly Haitian and Cape Verdean immigrants has forced the global anti-union giant Veolia/Transdev to sit across the table from that union’s leadership — who are the voice of the fighting rank and file — demanding the reinstatement of four illegally fired leaders, a just contract with no concessions and, for the community, no austerity cuts to education!What has brought Transdev — formed when Veolia spun off its transit division — to the table is the militant tradition of the Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston Bus Drivers Union, and the uncompromising class-conscious tactics of the union’s leadership. In particular, that means the credible threat of a strike. That is why Transdev executives flew to Boston to take part in negotiations — not knowing they would have to walk a gauntlet of a hundred union members with placards that said “Bring Back the Four” and “No Contract No Peace.” Many wore strike captain T-shirts with a graphic of a cobra with the words “Will Strike If Provoked.”The members want their leaders back on the job. In October 2013, the company locked out the workers, who were demanding a meeting with management in response to the company’s total repudiation of the union contract, massive grievances and 16 unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. The city’s current police commissioner, William Evans, enforced the lockout on the ground; the company and mayor then outrageously accused the union of staging a wildcat strike. Boston’s city establishment and media assisted in concocting this lie, through multiple hostile press conferences by then Mayor Thomas Menino, articles attacking the socialist leaders of the union, and a heavy dose of strike-baiting. Within a month, four leaders of the union were fired, all of them elected officers, two of them members of Workers World Party.Along with the usual anti-union goals of any capitalist city’s ruling class, many in Boston’s establishment were only too eager to crush a union that epitomized militant politically active unionism — a union born out of the Boston desegregation struggles of the 1970s, that has always fought hard for its members as well as the broader interests of its class, and has consistently fought against racism; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer oppression; and imperialist war.If the firings weren’t enough, after a solidarity day rally in June of 2014, Veolia had Vice President Steve Kirschbaum framed up on wild but serious felony charges, including breaking and entering and assault with a dangerous weapon. This company, with a series of union-busting notches in its belt, was confident it could, with the help of the capitalist state, do away with the drivers’ union.The unity of the rank and fileBut as the workers will tell you, Veolia picked the wrong union to mess with. The Team’s strategic orientation is one that has been all but drummed out of the labor movement: they rely on the power of the mobilized rank and file. Every week, there is at least one and often two yard rallies. At a City Council hearing about the firings, 200 drivers showed up and had to be seated in two overflow rooms. The convener of the hearing, Councillor Charles Yancey, said he’d never seen that many people turn out for a hearing before.At all of Kirschbaum’s court appearances, workers showed up en masse, packing the courtroom and taking over the courthouse with a militant rally. At one court appearance, one of the women leaders of the union made a point of sitting right next to Veolia’s top official. After court, the workers chased the same boss down the street. Probably what saved him from harm was his police escort.At the March trial, the floor, packed with union members and supporters, looked like a drivers’ break room. The jury saw who was up against who: workers against a powerful company. It took the working-class jurors a fleeting ten minutes to reach a “not guilty” verdict.Then in April, Team Solidarity swept the union elections by a margin of three to one, with the four fired leaders elected to top positions: Andre Francois as president, Steve Kirschbaum as vice-president, Steve Gillis as financial secretary and Garry Murchison as grievance chair. Now Transdev’s executives are facing an incredibly united union with no significant divisions that they can exploit. The struggle is at a qualitatively different place.Local 8751 has another weapon at its disposal: Workers World Party. From the first Solidarity Day rally in November of 2013 to the phone banking done from cities around the country; from the call-in mobilizations to the mayor to the many Party members who have gone to Boston and done whatever was needed; from the powerful designs of leaflets, posters and ads and the coverage in Workers World newspaper to getting unions to pass solidarity resolutions; not to mention donations that helped keep the four alive. The Party has been an indispensable part of this struggle.This struggle is more than a fight between a set of bosses and a set of union workers. It’s being fought at a time of global capitalist crisis and the worldwide austerity that Veolia, which was not the lowest bidder for the school bus contract, was hired to impose. Austerity in Boston includes closing schools and eliminating school bus transportation for seventh and eighth graders. The union has played a central role in opposing these plans to deny educational access and resegregate Boston’s schools.The union’s example is what drives the political desire of the ruling class to force out the reds. They take note of the fact that Local 8751 members joined the locked-out ATI [Allegheny Technologies Inc.] workers on the picket line and marched and spoke at the Boston Black Trans Lives Matter rally. Communists see every struggle against oppression as integral to the struggle for revolution — and our class enemies know it.In the 1950s, socialists were purged from the unions, ending anti-racist organizing drives in the South. The union movement was never the same, becoming more insular, each union focused only on the issues of its members and seeing labor-management cooperation as the key to union survival.The same bourgeois interests backing Donald Trump as a response to Black Lives Matter also want to drive the reds out of Local 8751. But leaders in both the African-American community and the labor movement are ready to support Local 8751 in the event of a strike — when the struggle takes the form of overt class war.At that point, it will be time to head to Boston and walk the picket line!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this