Tag: Gov. Charlie Baker

Follow Up to Union Lobby Day

Photo of Massachusetts State House

Dear brothers and sisters, As you may know, April 2nd was Union Lobby Day at the Massachusetts State House. Members of Local 589 and unions all across the state came together educate our legislators and let them know we oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers. As a follow up to Lobby Day, …

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EDITORIAL: Baker’s MBTA panel needs to provide fresh thinking, concrete steps

Governor Baker held a State House press conference last week to discuss a special panel to overhaul the beleaguered MBTA. (Photo by JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Boston Globe | By The Editorial Board | February 26, 2015 IT’S TEMPTING to dismiss the creation of yet another committee of experts to figure out what’s ailing the MBTA, given Beacon Hill’s willingness to ignore the findings of past blue-ribbon panels. But the latest MBTA advisory panel, assembled by Governor Charlie Baker, deserves a chance to …

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T’s woes are bigger than any general manager

Snow caused a Red Line train to become stuck in Quincy on Monday. Courtesy of the Boston Globe. DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF

Boston GLobe | By Joan Vennochi | FEBRUARY 09, 2015 LIFE ISN’T fair. After years of bad policy decisions and general neglect, the MBTA is falling apart under the watch of General Manager Beverly A. Scott. Scott, who has held the position since September 2012, inherited a broken system. As she said in a radio …

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