Tag: Sick Time

What gives with T’s sweetheart deal?

People boarding a Blue Line train.

Commonwealth Magazine | By Bruce Mohl | Jan 29, 2016 The Pioneer Institute released a report this week highlighting what it called a “sweetheart deal” for MBTA employees, but union officials are saying the deal isn’t as sweet as the analysis or the resulting news stories would suggest. Pioneer’s report, written by Mary Connaughton, focused …

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Carmen’s Union chief defends perk that uses sick time to pad pension

Boston Herald | By Erin Smith | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The head of the Boston Carmen’s Union blasted criticism of a plum union perk that allows T employees to pad their pensions with unused paid sick leave — saying the benefit actually helps combat absenteeism. “The MBTA for the past year has been saying our employees don’t …

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