The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania

MBTA, Don’t Make A Mess

“I have had to remove excessive garbage (sometimes dumped by area restaurants) and had to clean elevators full of excrement, vomit and blood constantly throughout my shift. How will all of this kind of work get done with fewer workers?”

~ Luis Medrano

UPDATE: After months of protests by workers, elected officials, community members and T riders, the MBTA is calling off a plan that would have cut 1/3 of the janitors on Labor Day.

Just as the late-night T service begins, the MBTA is planning to cut cleaning services to the bone beginning September 1st. At stations across the Greater Boston, nearly 100 out of 315 janitors are about to lose their jobs – nearly 1/3 of the total cleaning workforce. This means grime-filled staircases, dirty walls, garbage-strewn stations and sticky floors.

The workers who have been cleaning these stations for over 10 years know that these cuts are not going to work . . . and we are going to smell the results.

 

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