Category Archive: News

Aug 11

Private MBTA Contractors Humilitate Blind Rider

Today, CBS Boston and the Boston Herald reported that two employees for a contractor that provides customer service at MBTA stations were fired after they got into a confrontation yesterday with a blind man. According to reports, the man was “physically obstructed from entering the platform” when he tried to follow other riders through the …

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Jul 25

Boston Union Honors Lynn Hero

  Item Live | Thomas Grillo | July 24, 2017 LYNN — The Boston Carmen’s Union honored a passenger who intervened when a knife-wielding passenger stabbed an MBTA bus driver. Charles Rozopoulos was treated to a pizza party and awarded a black union jacket by the union Monday, the same one worn by T drivers. …

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Jul 22

Amid controversy, MBTA Retirement Fund performing better in 2017

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | July 21, 2017 Under fire for lackluster performance and secretive practices, officials managing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pension fund said its investment returns have improved considerably in the last year. Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, whose members have three of the pension fund’s board seats, released figures …

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