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Archive for July 2016

Testimony before Fiscal & Management Control Board on 7/18

Yesterday, Boston Carmen’s Union President, Jimmy O’Brien, provided testimony to the Fiscal and Management Control Board, speaking out against privatization, particularly in response to news and announcements over the past week. Below is his full testimony. ————- Good Afternoon. My name is James O’Brien, I am the President of the Boston Carmen’s Union, representing over…

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MBTA board gives $15m lift to Keolis

Commonwealth Magazine | By Bruce Mohl | July 11, 2016 THE MBTA’S OVERSIGHT BOARD on Monday approved a series of maintenance, repair, and scheduling changes for commuter rail service that are expected to improve on-time performance and boost the income of the cash-strapped private contractor, Keolis Commuter Services, by about $15 million a year. James…

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Testimony from Yesterday’s (7/11) Fiscal and Management Control Board

Yesterday, Boston Carmen’s Union President, Jimmy O’Brien, provided testimony to the Fiscal and Management Control Board in response to a recent audit of the Money Room and in opposition to privatization efforts. His testimony is below. ———- Good Afternoon. My name is James O’Brien, I am the President of the Boston Carmen’s Union, representing over…

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TV Ad: Proud to serve the people of Massachusetts!

The Carmen’s Union is proud to serve the people of Massachusetts and exemplifies what’s great about the Commonwealth and our country by bringing together people from different backgrounds. Click on the video below to see some of the great men and women who will be working all weekend on the MBTA to help get our riders…

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MBTA takes first major step toward privatization

Boston Globe | By Nicole Dungca | June 30, 2016 The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s warehouse operations could be run by a private company by October, as T officials take a major step toward outsourcing a part of the agency. MBTA officials on Thursday released a request for proposals from outside firms for the operations…

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Statement on MBTA Armored Trucks

“For the past several months, Governor Baker and MBTA leadership have repeatedly released reports that denigrate hard working employees in an attempt to justify outsourcing their jobs. But this week Governor Baker himself resorted to pure fiction. In a press conference Wednesday the Governor said “someone cut sunroofs into two of the armored trucks used…

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