Tag Archive: privatization

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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://carmensunion589.org/2017/08/private-mbta-contractors-humilitate-blind-rider/

Aug 09

Standing with IAM Local 264

Yesterday, Local 589’s execuitve board and members were proud to stand with our brothers and sisters from IAM Local 264 Boston at two rallies against further privatization of our public transportation system. The first rally was in the morning outside of the Transportation Building. The second was at the Lynn Garage. We appreciate the shout out …

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