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Rally to protect the T Posted by on

A rally is being held Monday morning at 9am at the Massachusetts State House in Boston to protect wages, jobs and service at the MBTA.

While resentment over the failure of private operators Keolis to keep the commuter rail running this winter is running high, Governor Charlie Baker is trying to make it easier to privatize the entire MBTA system.

A transportation hearing is scheduled to take place Monday to consider exempting the MBTA from the Pacheco Law, which requires a demonstration of cost reduction and service protection for privatization efforts.

Representative Nick Collins has sponsored and amendment--amendment #665--to protect MBTA employees and fare-paying users of the T. There are a number of union carpenters who are employed by the T and even more who use it to get to work every day. If you are available, please attend this rally at 9am on Monday at the State House. If you can not attend, please spread the word and contact your State Representative and ask them to support amendment #685 to keep the T public!

NERCC is Building a Winning Lineup Posted by on

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is using a comprehensive program to educate and activate members who have shown they have the stuff to lead the union into a successful future. Informally called the ".300 Hitters" program, in reference to baseball's most productive hitters, it is held in the the union's spectacular International Training Center in Las Vegas over the course of several days. The first group of 150 members from throughout New England participated in the program and share their impressions in this video. At least one additional group of members from New England will participate each year.

TAGS: Training, Ubc