Charges of racism and Orwellian tactics are flying as the Boston School Bus Drivers' Union fights a resolution passed by the city council that urges the public school system to install global positioning system (GPS) devices in its entire fleet of school buses as a safety and efficiency strategy.

Referring to the GPS systems as "contentious spy devices," the drivers' union maintains the devices' real purpose will be to track the city's bus drivers and further advance their portrayal as speeders and scofflaws.

Union President Steve Gillis added that the

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