Plan to privatize T sets up battle among union, Baker and lawmakers

Story from the Gloucester Times:

“Plans to privatize parts of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are in danger of bogging down like a subway car at rush hour, with the state’s largest transit union vowing to fight the move.

Last month, Gov. Charlie Baker’s hand-picked board that oversees the MBTA suggested looking for a third-party to hire drivers and handle maintenance, reducing operating costs.

The board singled out bus operations, warehousing and maintenance, the privatization of which could affect hundreds of jobs. The MBTA’s bus system has 1,700 drivers and more than 450 maintenance workers.”

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