Jun 27

MBTA Must Fix Service, Not Play Games with Workers’ Social Security

Photo of Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford.

Yesterday, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford responded to a Boston Globe story that reports the Baker Administration wants to manipulate Social Security retirement benefits for MBTA employees: “Rather than focusing on improving service, the Baker administration treats T riders and employees as second class citizens. Manipulating Social Security retirement benefits for MBTA workers who have …

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Jun 26

MBTA wants to take an ax to retirement benefits

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | June 26, 2017 Future MBTA retirees would receive reduced pension payments and would have to work longer to earn the maximum benefit under a proposal to be unveiled at the transit authority’s board meeting Monday. James O’Brien, president of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, which negotiates the pension …

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Jun 16

Pension Fund Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, On Wednesday, June 14, Tom Roth, president of the Labor Bureau Inc., and our chief negotiator for 42 years provided a presentation to members of the Legislature at the State House about the real status of the MBTA Pension Fund; disproving recent information released by the MBTA about the status of …

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