June 22, 2024

Massachusetts Governor Breaks Promise to Boston Bus Mechanics

Machinists Union Local 264 mechanics and fuelers, the No. 1 bus maintenance workforce in the U.S. for miles between breakdowns, are disappointed by Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to issue a request for proposal to outsource their jobs.

Despite Baker’s promise to not privatize MBTA jobs, Boston may lose control of another core MBTA service—and that riders likely will face further service delays and additional taxpayer bailouts.

“We work hard to keep the public and the buses safe every day and they have essentially refused to hear how this outsourcing scheme will impact our families and communities,” said IAM Local 264 Mechanic Nate DuBois. “[Baker] is breaking his promise not to privatize the MBTA.”

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— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) July 27, 2017

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