Category: Statement

Statement from President Evers in Response to MBTA Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

MBTA buses lined up next to each other.

“We hope that the Baker Administration and the MBTA recognize the incredible commitment of this workforce when making decisions about compensation and sick leave for their essential employees, particularly during this unprecedented time. We’re concerned because members of the Boston Carmen’s Union who have been on duty have tested positive for COVID-19. As essential employees, …

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Statement from MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and Boston Carmen’s Union President Jim Evers

As we mourn the loss of MBTA Bus Operator Sanyi Harris, we ask that people continue to keep her family, friends, and colleagues in their thoughts and prayers. Sanyi was a dedicated mother, employee, friend, and Union sister at the MBTA since 2011.  Bus Operators perform a difficult job and are crucial to the delivery …

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Statement from Boston Carmen’s Union President on MBTA’s Safety Review Report

Jim Evers

“There’s nothing in this report that comes as a surprise to anyone who works for ─ and truly understands ─ the MBTA. Management has made decisions that have compromised safety for far too long. The Boston Carmen’s Union has raised concerns related to MBTA safety for years, both publicly and behind closed doors ─ about …

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Statement on MBTA General Manager Ramirez’ Departure

James O'Brien

“The MBTA has been busy mapping out its ‘Five Year Plan,’ but what it needs is a viable plan for now and strong leadership who will be in place long enough to make real, systemic changes and worthwhile investments that make a difference. We look forward to working with Steve Poftak going forward to address …

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