Below is an excerpt from a story (“Essential workers feel ‘left behind’ in MA COVID-19 vaccine rollout“) in yesterday’s Boston Herald. Click here to read the entire article.
Transportation workers can get vaccines in New York. But Jim Evers, president of the Boston Carmen’s Union 589 of MBTA workers, continues to be frustrated that the administration has further delayed plans for a T-focused vaccine site in Quincy that would have flexible hours needed to take care of the transit workers.
“It’s discouraging,” Evers said. “We were promised it. It’s a broken promise.”
With the “nightmare” of more crowding looming from the further service cuts announced last week, Evers said the drivers union is thinking about stepping on the gas. He said he’s been talking with lawyers, federal officials and state lawmakers about how to force the administration into moving them up and better enforcing safety precautions.
“I don’t want to go that route, but if my members are going to be pushed back, I might have to push back,” Evers said.