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MBTA Workers Protest Outsourcing of Transit Systems



    A red line train on the MBTA.

    Transit workers are calling on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to put the brakes on further privatization efforts.

    Members of the Boston Carmen's Union packed a meeting of the MBTA control board on Monday to the protest the outsourcing of services that could be expanded to include bus drivers and maintenance operations.

    The union says MBTA employees do not deserve to lose their jobs to private companies seeking to make a profit. The union also held information picketing outside the state transportation building.

    Steve Poftak, vice chairman of the control board, says the T has obligation to explore potential cost savings through private contracts. He says that no final decisions had been made about outsourcing core operational or maintenance services.

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