Protestors Gather at National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting
On August 6th, MBTA mechanics, their families, and activists rallied outside of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center as federal officials and state legislators gathered for the National Conference of State Legislatures, a summit drawing over 6,000 participants from throughout the nation.
Protesters who gathered to speak out against Governor Baker’s attempts to privatize MBTA services held signs and distributed flyers from IAM Local 264 that read, “Charlie Baker: Hurting Families. Hurting Veterans. Hurting Communities” and “Tell Charlie Baker – Stop Waging War on the Middle Class.”
At the protest, John Doherty, a lead coordinator with Invest Now, told the Boston Globe,”We’re asking that the legislators sit down and negotiate with us,” going on to state, “They’re trying to privatize pretty much everything and it’s hurting families.”