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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!