Tag Archive: privatization

May 16

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Rally / Lobby Day At The State House!

Dear members,  Join our union brothers and sisters of IAM, Local 264, for a rally / lobby day TOMORROW (5/17) @ 9:30 AM in front of the Massachusetts State House to stop privatization of MBTA bus maintenance machinists . It’s time to invest in a transit system that works for all us―by providing quality, reliable service for …

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Mar 18

Carmen’s chief sets record straight

Commonwealth Magazine | By James O’Brien | Mar 18, 2017 IT’S TIME TO set the record straight on why the Boston Carmen’s Union agreed to open up its contract with the MBTA, negotiate amendments that greatly benefit the T, and help the authority climb out of the financial hole it’s in thanks to decades of …

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Nov 04

What the Heck Is Wrong With Boston’s MBTA?

Street Blogs USA | By Angie Schmitt | Friday, November 4, 2016 Last week, the engine on one of Boston’s Orange Line trains overheated and ignited some trash, filling traincars with smoke. Passengers broke windows to escape. Three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. The scare focused attention on long-standing maintenance problems for the T: It’s underfunded, upkeep is falling behind, and the quality of …

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