Category Archive: News

Sep 13

Baker taking T privatization too far

Commonwealth Magazine | By State Sen. John F. Keenan | Sept. 10, 2017 WE’RE ALL GUILTY OF IT. Something breaks in the house that needs to be replaced by a trained professional, but instead of making the proper investment we glue, tape, and tie pieces back together just to repeat the quick fix in the …

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Sep 04

Privatization at the T isn’t the solution

Commonwealth Magazine | By James O’Brien | Sep 1, 2017 THREE YEARS BEFORE BOSTON opened America’s first subway, railway workers were the catalyst for labor being recognized with a federal holiday. In 1894 George Pullman, facing financial pressure, cut the pay of workers and laid off many on his Chicago Railway. Many workers went on …

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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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