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MBTA slashes worker overtime spending, absence

Boston Globe | By Matt Rocheleau | March 14, 2016 The MBTA has significantly reduced employee overtime spending and absenteeism so far this year, leading to fewer canceled trips for riders, according to data the agency released Monday. The T spent an average of about $119,000 per day on worker overtime costs during the first …

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MBTA Union Lashes Out At Outsourcing Plan

Local 589 President Jimmy O'Brien speaks out against T's plans to outsource jobs during Wednesday's joint meeting of the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board.

State House News Service | By Andy Metzger | Feb. 10, 2016 BOSTON – The MBTA’s plans for a dramatic reduction in its business-side workforce through outsourcing of cash handling and fare gates generated a forceful rebuttal from transit unions at a Wednesday meeting. “A big part of this is to improve performance,” Chief Administrator Brian …

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MBTA to consider privatizing services involving 250 jobs

BILL GREENE/GLOBE STAFF/FILE Critics say the report’s flawed findings, taken together, overemphasize the T’s management failings and distract from the need for more funding for the agency.

Boston Globe | By Nicole Dungca | Feb. 10, 2016 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials on Wednesday will take up a plan backed by Governor Charlie Baker to privatize departments that maintain fare machines, count cash fares, and run marketing and retail operations, a step that could eliminate about 250 jobs in all, according to …

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