Tag: privatization

Oct 04

Reps Would Like To Pull Back MBTA Privatization Authority

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State House News Service | By Andy Metzger | Oct. 3, 2017   Boston, MA – Three lawmakers whose votes helped usher in a new era of privatization at the MBTA urged their colleagues on Monday to start rolling back outsourcing powers they granted the T two years ago.   There are just under nine …

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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

U.S. Sen. Markey Headlines Anti-Privatization Rally This Monday (8/14)

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey joins MBTA mechanics at an anti-privatization rally and press conference this Monday (8/14) to support public transit workers who worry Gov. Charlie Baker could privatize their jobs. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. at MBTA Lynn Maintenance Facility (985 Western Ave., Lynn, MA). The event is organized by INVEST NOW, a …

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